Passion is the main driving force behind talent, it is easy to have a talent but if you are not passionate about it, you would not make anything out of it. If you are reading this it is assumed that you really want to make it big in the Nigerian movie industry called Nollywood.
This post is a detailed guideline on how to make it big in the Nigerian Movie industry, how to make contact with movie producers, proper steps to take during audition and many more do well to concentrate.
Nollywood is the main body of Nigerian Movie sector; it can be likened to Bollywood of India or Hollywood of America and our neighbouring Gollywood of Ghana.
The Nigerian movie industry has done so much in recent times and this has given the industry world recognition, the industry boasts of super stars like Mercy Johnson, Rita Dominic, Uche Jombo, Ramsey Noah, Omoni Oboli, Desmond Elliot, Patience Ozokwor, Kanayo .O. Kanayo, Nonso Diobi, Nkem Owoh, Omotola Jalade, Adesuwa Etomi and many more.
To get to the level they are today they had to go for auditions, auditioning are mainly done for people like you who are just upcoming.
Audition means to perform in order to get a role; the best performer is given the role to play. From every audition movie producers and directors select the persons they feel are the best and their journey to stardom begins.
As an upcoming actor or actress you are advised to go for as many auditions as possible, you can find this auditions in various regions and states of Nigeria but it is advisable to go to Lagos, this is because this is the entertainment hub of our country Nigeria.
Now that we have successfully introduced Nollywood to you, we will give you details of how to succeed in the Nollywood industry.
Steps to take in order to succeed in the Nigerian Movie Industry
In the introduction, we spoke about passion and talent, keeping that in mind let us show you how to succeed in Nollywood and how to scale through every audition.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
- Practice constantly- You can call your friends together and try to display several emotions without it looking fake
- Never get tensed- You must be relaxed while in the audition ground, stay calm, believe in yourself and do what you know how to do best, ACT!.
- Work on your diction- This simply refers to the way you talk; you must sound nice and have the charisma to go with it. This would be an added advantage to you.
- Time consciousness– The big turn off in auditions is going late to the audition grounds.
- Look Good– Be presentable, first impression matters, so you have to be moderate in all you do, first impression lasts a long time.
- Act Natural– You are constantly monitored by various persons you don’t even know are watching you at the audition ground, so always act natural, no need for all the irrelevant fronting.
- Stay Confident– Confidence is key to succeed in the industry, you must prove to the audition judges that you have what it takes to become a super star, act like you are in your palace but stay humble while doing this, no room to be rude.
- Get yourself prepared– At the ground of audition, you will be asked to introduce yourself in about 3 minutes, your story must not be long and it must be very interesting. Go with something that would make you stand out in the crowd.
- Make useful friends– You will be placed in an environment with people from various places, try to be friendly, do not be so occupied with winning that you shun people, you never know what the people you interact with would be in the future. Being friendly would help your career in many ways than one.
- Be convinced– You have to know what you want before going for the audition in the first place, imagine yourself as the lead actor of a movie, the thought is great right? Never despise little beginnings, even if the role you get is passer-by (extras) do it with passion and your talent would be rewarded.
Method of Applying for Nollywood Audition
To apply for the audition as soon as it begins visit the official nollywood auditioning site below
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