Oladiran Ibironke, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dudu Heritage Films, has stated that the coronavirus pandemic has forced the suspension of movie production in Nigeria.
Ibironke made this known while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan.
“Virtually everything is on standstill. From production to sales, we are, however, praying for the pandemic to be over.
“Thank God that social media is still trending. Therefore we have been able to continue linkage with numerous consumers worldwide.
“And since it is not only the entertainment industry that is affected, movie production cannot be crippled, it will only be on hold just for a while. “There are so many ongoing projects that have been put on hold, but which would eventually be concluded,” he said.
He, however, expressed optimism that things will get better come post-COVID-19.
“ I know post-COVID-19 will be a bit slow due to the economic downturn. But we will live it as it comes and hope for the best.
“Things would not just pick up immediately or return automatically to how they used to be before COVID-19. Indeed, it will take much patience,” he said.