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Are you ready to join the Nollywood now to become popular and begin your journey to stardom? Acting has a profound influence, fame, money, and sometimes self fulfillment. World over, it’s one of the most coveted careers. The reigning countries in movie making USA – Hollywood, India – Bollywood, and Nigeria – Nollywood. The Movie world powers have proved how lucrative a career in acting could be.

Before thinking to Join Nollywood, these some of the things you must have in mind. The big deal about acting isn’t about having the dreams, it’s about getting into the groove. World over, getting to establish oneself as an actor is not as easy as sitting in a cinema hall, watching another actor play his role in a block buster movie.

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Many actors and actresses who started without connections made many sacrifices, many succeed and  yet some didn’t succeed. Such is the cost of being an actor. I will be taking one from the three biggest movie industries in the world – Nigeria’s Nollywood.  What does it take to become an actor here? What does it take to join Nollywood particularly?

What To Expect When You Join Nollywood

Up coming actors earns up to N100,000 to N500,000 per role/movie while already established actors earn up to N5million. The earning is not exclusively through acting. Actors earn more even from endorsement and sponsorship. Corporate organizations, business brands always use popular faces to market their products. And that means a great deal to you as an actor who knows his job, who people like.

Talent

What it takes to imitate a character perfectly is not usually picked from the street, it stems from inside you. And that’s the driving force of acting. It keeps pushing anyone who has it to display it. This ability “Talent” is the criteria number one in pursuing a career in any movie industry. And Nollywood is not an exception.

Developing your Talent: Acting is a versatile career. It involves doing things you were not born with, things obtainable thousands of miles away. Sometimes, it may be to speak another language, portray a foreign culture or a rude character (Villain). Your ability to play the roles with ease and perfection makes you a talent.  But one thing about talent is that, it needs development.

Comedy? There’s a question you really need to answer while developing your talent. Am I better doing comedy? Humor has a big way of making people rich. In fact, the richest actor in the world is a comedian. Therefore, determine what side of acting you really belong.

Start with what is available around you, it could be church, school or anywhere there is a drama role to play. Make sure you record most of it. Remember, a whole lot of others are working to get the same role, and that’s why you need to work harder. A little edge you have over another person may be what the film director really needs.

You could join a talent hunt organization. Sometimes, producers and directors work with such organizations to get a suitable talent for a character.

Auditions

Every movie has audition. It is through this practice that producers and directors get the best talents. So, look out for opportunities to test-play a role. Producers always put words out whenever there is audition or when there is a need for fresh talents. Attend as many as possible, you will only need one movie, one role to make your mark.

The benefit of audition is that it helps you to get exposed to movie makers. And that’s multiple choice, in case this doesn’t work, you will get to know about another. Until you get a role, don’t stop.

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  • Hamunyela Ndapandula July 15, 2018

    Am actually a Namibian who dreams high and beliave her future lays in her talents….

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  • robinson blessing July 13, 2018

    good day, im blessing nd i based in abuja nigeria, from edo state. ive always participated in church drama nd also in stages. Im talented when it comes to acting. I really wnt to be a nollywood actress it is a goal i would love to achieve in life. ive tried other site nd it either im been scam or wont be responded to. I really wish u consider my request nd stretch forth an helping hand. Would be expecting ur response thanks…

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  • my dream my hope,life is sweet when your dreams come true,from childhood that’s my dream and what is that dream?,to become an actor.life is a race and when you out run others their is always a fulfillment and what is my fulfillment?,to become an actor one day,to be like other notable actors and with my dream and hard work to raise Nigeria beyond peoples view.To make my acting very real and more of epic. how will this dream come true i don’t know,i don’t ask for too much but, thy will be done Manager.

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  • UZOMA PRISCA June 27, 2018

    AM INTERESTED TO BECOME AN ACTRESS

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  • monday ehibo June 18, 2018

    I want to join as an actor in Nollywood and ready to do my best in any act might given to me thanks.

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  • Am somuch interested in Becoming an actress in the Nollywood Industry. I need a guide.i Love movies and would love to see others watch me act too. Am a graduate of Enugu State University of Science and technology .i studied Cooperatives and Rural Development.

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  • Akky Kapoko June 12, 2018

    Where is the right website th a .ca connect me with Hollywood, a please help

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  • GOLD ADAEZE PAUL June 11, 2018

    Hi having a wonderful day I guess, I would be of great add to my life to become one of the leading stars in NOLLYWOOD industry, talent not yet seen, skills not not shown I would really would really love to to explore in my passion in acting and being involved in growing Nigeria film industry to be 1 of the BEST there is

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  • Emily k oyibo June 9, 2018

    All I dream of is to be an actress and also to be among nollywood movies pls sir/ma pls ……. my mother always want me to be an actress

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  • Georgious Kamene Ngola June 1, 2018

    Good Afternoon Madam/Sir, my name is Georgious Kamene am a Kenyan, I would love to be a Nollywood Actress. I visit nigeria twice a year and stay around for a month. Kindly help me be an Actress.

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  • timothy thomas ifreke May 24, 2018

    I have so much passion for Acting and Drama Creation (as in creating the story my self), because they are naturally in me. Please help me to become a nollywood actress and I writer. In order to do something positive with my talent.

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  • timothy May 24, 2018

    Have so much passion of becoming an actress and a writer someday hpe my dreams comes through someo

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  • Godwin Esther May 17, 2018

    I have a passion for acting
    Pls someone should help me in achieving my dream

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  • Godwin Esther May 17, 2018

    my passion to become a public figure as an actress gat me searching way out.
    I will appreciate if someone sees the best in me and help me achieve it

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  • peter ayobami olajide May 15, 2018

    hello, my name is peter ayobami olajide, from abuja, i really have passion for acting it has always be my dream, and am ready to give whatever it takes . please kindly connect me, here is my phone number, 08104950156, thanks-

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  • alexander May 14, 2018

    please I’ve been trying by all means to say that I will be part of nollywood actor it is very difficult for me to do it because there is no one to help me please I need help if only you can give me a chance I will do my best please I am begging please I really need to do it that is what I mean dream of that is what I’ve been planning on doing please I need help please

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  • george chigozie May 13, 2018

    I would like to join the Nigerian movie industry… it’s because I love acting… my name is george chigozie….

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  • OVEDJE .M. ELIZABETH May 11, 2018

    I have this dream of becoming an actress and am 15years old,bt the issue is that i don’t know where to start from and also am from delta state

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  • Chimezie Sylvenus May 10, 2018

    I have always wish to be an actor. pls I need ur help

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  • omonedo faith May 9, 2018

    i want to be along the Nollywood movies, that has be my dream…please help me please

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  • Abraham happiness May 9, 2018

    Have always dreamt of becoming a movie star …I will highly appreciate it if my proposal is being accepted….and I promise to be loyal and respectful in the movie industry

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  • destiny gift May 6, 2018

    I can’t stop dreaming of the moment I will be an actress it been my biggest dream but no one to sponser me dear lord send my helper

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  • It’s always being a taught of man to achieve what is good in life, i may not be perferct in doing it, but always a beleif in me that i can do althings through christ that strienghten me(my mentor aposetle paul).

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  • Elizabeth udo May 1, 2018

    I luv acting but I have no sponsor pls help me may God bless you

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  • jessica defoe April 30, 2018

    i will love to join the movie industry, it has been my dream for a long time now
    i promise to put in my best.

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  • emmanuel April 29, 2018

    i want to be an actor am gbakeji emmanuel

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  • Hope john April 29, 2018

    Am hope john i love acting nd i want to act pls can u help me am at akwa ibom state .this is my Facebook account hope john tanx

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  • S.king Solomon April 28, 2018

    Baba I look up to u oh answer my call ooo. Baba God pick up d call ooo….

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  • Okeke Pamela April 26, 2018

    Hi, good evening. I really have passion for acting. I don’t have anyone to sponsor me that’s why am calling on you people to help me achieve my dreams.
    Sometimes, I do talk to myself and be acting. Am going crazy that’s why am voicing it out. I really need help. I don’t know how to go about it to achieve my dreams. Pls, come to my aid. Thank you

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  • Samuel Raymond April 16, 2018

    Hi, my name is Ani chidera Samuel.and i will love it if i can be given the opportunity to join nollywood. I have the talent of imitating someone

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  • Chisom April 14, 2018

    am incomplete without acting… dear Lord Jesus please send me my destiny helper…

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  • Chisom April 14, 2018

    Am incomplete without acting… Pls Lord send me my destiny helper..

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  • faleye tobiloba ayorinde April 14, 2018

    i want to become an actor.i studied theater art and film study

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  • Michael okechukwu April 8, 2018

    I am my name nwewbonyi michael okechukwu i am true son of ebonyi state sir/ma i wish to relate this regurd to you i am intrested in movies both to act and to dance if anyone can help me out to be among the group

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  • Imodje Chief Jonathan April 2, 2018

    I will be Glad if am been selected to perform in any role in movie because that’s my dream I study business administration an management.

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  • Francis Emmanuel March 28, 2018

    Greetings To The Bosses In Dis Forum,my Name Is Francis,i’m 19yrs Old,am A Good Actor With Several Movies. I Need A Platform Dat Can Take Me To The Limelight.

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  • michaelking March 27, 2018

    I want to become a Nigeria actor pls help oooo

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  • Charles Patrick March 15, 2018

    I will be very much happy, if i become a Nigerian nollywood actor. Can someone help me get the Job pls?

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  • Charles Patrick March 15, 2018

    I am Charles Patrick from Kaduna state. pls somone should make way for me pls, I do love to join nollywood and become a celebrater…,.pls help.

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  • Henry March 7, 2018

    I will really like to join

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  • Bethel Ikechukwu February 15, 2018

    Good morning sir/ma my name is bethel and since I was 10 I have always wanted to be an actor and I have the talent to act but no opportunity pls I no you guy can help me pls I will like to act in Nollywood

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  • Akky Kapoko February 14, 2018

    I wanna be a Bollywood actress I’m in Botswana and I wanna take my carrier far with the talents I have, I’m good at performance arts and information technology

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  • Joy francis February 3, 2018

    I want to be an actress, that has always been my dream, rite from little tell now that am 19

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  • Alicia Kanu January 31, 2018

    Am so talented. I really have the zeal of becoming an actress. And am believing God for that.

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  • Sussan kristopher January 20, 2018

    Acting has always been something i love and got passion for….i am really interested in it i only need an opportunity

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  • Obi chinasa January 16, 2018

    My is chinasa, i want to became a Nollywood actress, I work in a bank as a clear, am a funny girl,I make people laugh, I cry as well I use to take action when is for me to do that, I need your help

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  • Tessy Sunday January 14, 2018

    My name is Tessy Sunday from warri delta state Nigeria.am 20years and I don’t have parents.i love the way you people act.i will so anything to become an actress anything I promise

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  • Isoken Golden January 5, 2018

    Good day ma/sir I am nineteen I have been whishing to become an actress and I know am talented to act any role given to me. Looking at myself I see that potentials. Pls I need to know the requirement and how to get the form.God bless

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  • Sandy January 4, 2018

    I guys am Sandy by name from Nigeria am 18 my dream is to a world gud actor, like van vika, jem ik, and a lotS of dem, and I would love a movie industry, am a orphan trying to help myself my mom die the day she gave birth to me so that’s my story help me be an actor and God bless you Amen. my number is 09068127690 you also watsapp thanks.

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  • Susan Emmanuel January 3, 2018

    Am already into movie but I want to relocate to Lagos and am looking for a reliable production to join.

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  • Egena Shedrack Omale December 22, 2017

    Acting has always been ma dream of which i musr achieve.determination is success

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  • Theresa peters December 17, 2017

    I am new here in Uk And I will love to be an actress in nollywood here in Uk I am married and I have a child

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  • Theresa peters December 17, 2017

    I will love to be an actress here in Uk as a Hollywood actress am new in Uk I am from Nigeria and edo

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  • Bella Murphy December 16, 2017

    My name is Bella Murphy okposin I hail from akwa ibom state, una eket local government Area, I believe in only one person which is me,i always have this passion in side me that like’s encouraging me to make my dream come true, acting is the only thing I can do with boldness it my pride, I need a direction please help me.

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  • Segun December 12, 2017

    sorry one more thing i gotta ask how do i apply I am a Nigerian am actually Segun Gbadebo you could call me segz

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  • GODSWILL December 12, 2017

    I have the zeal for acting but don’t know how to get there can someone. Pls help me out

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  • Angel obi December 9, 2017

    how will I join

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  • Ekpe Izuchukwu H. December 7, 2017

    I’ve always dream of becoming a Nollywood actor right from my school age up till now, but I still find it difficult on how to fulfill my dreams. This is why I drop this comment seeking for your assistance, Please, only you guys can make it possible help me please… Thanks & Regards

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  • Okafor Modester November 24, 2017

    Pls right from my childhood I ve always dreamed of being an actress. It is in me I cant deny it but how to get in touch with nollywood is what I don’t know plss ma help my dream come true. God bless

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  • julius November 19, 2017

    First of all thanks to god my name is julius iam from cross river state iam talented I promise I can play a role please brethren puts me to test
    Thank you god bless you as you conect me here izzs my number

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  • Paul irana November 7, 2017

    please I have passion for acting and this is what I really want to do please just a chance and I have stories which I wrote

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  • Easy Stephen October 24, 2017

    Good day i sir,
    please help me my name is Easy Stephen chizaram am a young man of about 21 i rilly wish to join nollywood.
    Thanks Easy steve

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  • Daniel Godwin October 19, 2017

    I am a script writer an also have a huge passion for acting. I really need ur help in achieving this set goal

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  • Tijani Adegoke October 18, 2017

    great thanks to the
    Nollywood Industry, Goodday dependable
    actors and actress who can see this; as
    you all know that acting depends on ones
    determined self and it base on what one
    has to give out to the world, I Tijani adegoke has every great interest in
    joining the coup, it would be a great joy to
    me if you would consider me, thanks I believe I can thanks

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  • Moses Deborah Awoma October 15, 2017

    I want to become an actress

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  • IHEMADU CHIEMELA October 11, 2017

    A great thanks to the Nollywood Industry, Goodday dependable actors and actress who can see this; as you all know that acting depends on ones determined self and it base on what one has to give out to the world, I IHEMADU CHIEMELA has every great interest in joining the coup, it would be a great joy to me if you would consider me, thanks

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  • Stacy Nasinkoi koileken October 7, 2017

    Hi am from Kenya a maasai and I really want to be an actress and to join nollywood, please help me on how to join you guys, thanks

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  • Innocent owai October 5, 2017

    Hello please i need your help, i really want to join the movie industry as an actor, i can play any role ranging from house boy, gateman etc. thanks so very much. Innocent

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  • Arinze Sandra October 2, 2017

    Hello please help me I won to join nollwood, I won to become an actress, I can act in any roles thank. Am Sandra

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  • Philip September 30, 2017

    I can’t say much but i really want to be an actor not because i need money but it is something in me i want others to see and also promote movie industry

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  • Elijah junior ndivo September 27, 2017

    hi sir/madam i have a dream of being an nigerian nollywood i started watching nigeerian filmz since i was 8yrs but i am16years today i can act any role but the problem is that i am from kenya how do i get to nigeria plz help i begg of u that is biggest dream i live in nairobi kenya i am a very big fan of ken erics,yul edochie,prince nwanfor,frank artus,destny etiko,mercy johnson,uche udopta,francis duru,michael godson,ebere okaro,zubby michael,regina daniels,ngozi ezeonu,nkem nwoh,zulu adigwe,chacha eke faani,last but not list i admire mike ezuruonye so much i want to be like him,help me pliz

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  • INNOCENT GODWIN September 25, 2017

    i really lv nollywood am gud on that in any part (as a prince )( a house boy) etc

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  • Sandra Williams September 16, 2017

    I really wonna join the nollywood, I’m very very extremely good in acting please contact me sandra.thanks

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  • Efebhokan Solomon September 14, 2017

    i wan to join how will i get the form

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  • Dirgu Longji Bungs September 13, 2017

    Hello, good evening i am from Plateau State lives in Abuja and i want to joint Nollywood i am aspiring to be an actor please i need your assistance. I have no sponsorship.

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  • Resilient September 13, 2017

    Becoming a star in nollywood has always been my dream, but the issue now is where and how do i join, pls I need ur help

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  • Nwanga oluchi September 12, 2017

    Ple
    ase I want to become an actress,how will I be connected ,

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  • Nwanga oluchi September 12, 2017

    Please I want to become an actress,how will I be connected

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  • ezenwa uche September 11, 2017

    please,I want to become an actress,what should I do?
    it’s always my dream to become an actress which is the only career I have .

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  • princess Amaka September 11, 2017

    my dream is to become an actress one day
    please I need help

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  • princess Amaka September 11, 2017

    please I want to join nollywood
    I don’t know to get you people

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  • Desmond September 8, 2017

    I am ready to do anything just to be a nollywood actor please if you can help

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  • Edeh Cnfidence Chidimma September 6, 2017

    Pls i really have the zeal and passion for it,
    help me

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  • MacDonald asere September 6, 2017

    I am ready to do anything just to be a nollywood actor please if you can help

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  • Ladymargoe August 29, 2017

    I want to be as good as Mercy Johnson. I love acting with my life

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  • Amarachi August 28, 2017

    My name is Amarachi,i will love to if you will asst me in Nollywoodsearch talent I am a good actress I which u see me and as well test me to know if I can or cannot and I will be happy if u take me.

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  • Ezekwonna vivian August 26, 2017

    Hey I want to become an actress it’s my dream n I can’t just let my dreams be dreams

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  • OBIOHA EMMANUEL August 26, 2017

    My name is OBIOHA EMMANUEL,and want to be an actor but need a sponsor,it has always been my aim and i have a movie that i want to shoot but i really need help please don’t ignore my comment in you wanna call this is my number and i live at NO13 CDC at STELLA MARIS by PORTHARCOURT ROAD(ABA)

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  • Uduak Stephen August 24, 2017

    Please don’t ignore my message please. I need help to join the nollywood industry. May God bless you as you show concern. Amen

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  • Uduak Stephen August 24, 2017

    Please I want to join in acting movie please

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  • beatrice atieno August 23, 2017

    I really i want to became an actress because it is my dream all along,am in Kenya how can i join Nollywood industry

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  • possble victory August 18, 2017

    I also want to join, am good

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  • Kwabina bobga Godwin August 18, 2017

    Dear brothers, sisters, and all other high personality I greet you all and pray to God almighty to answer my dreams of becoming an actor in life. I am called kwabina bobga Godwin i am a Ghanaian but am in Cameroon now. This distance between us will tell u am very serious of becoming an actor. Thanks for your kind understanding

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  • Kwabina bobga Godwin August 18, 2017

    It will be my joy to see my self as an actor in the Nigerian Hollywood firms so if u can make my dreams to come true then I will be very very happy

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  • ataga August 16, 2017

    want to join also

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  • Andrew Linus July 29, 2017

    Please am interested to join Nollywood movie and i have talent in terms of acting in any role they might give me .

    Please put me through, Thanks

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    • onyemaechi o, excel October 25, 2017

      I am so happy that am an actor in nollywood no matter what day say about us we will be going far if u want to no our leave then live Nigeria and go to another country u will see what the world see us as

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  • good evening sir/ma,i am talented to be an actor,and i have been looking forward to be a nolly wood actor.i can act any roll given to me.i thank God for that gift of acting.please sir/ma,i want to be an actor how can i get the form and all the neccessary requirement?

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  • Sandra July 25, 2017

    that’s my desire, I wish it comes to reality.

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  • favour emengini July 22, 2017

    I really to become an actress pls

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  • esther July 18, 2017

    i really want to be an actress

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  • Ogey July 16, 2017

    I really want to be an actress plsssss

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  • RitaPeter July 2, 2017

    pls how can l get into nollywood, cus l study theater in university of calabar so what should l do

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  • chineduekeh March 6, 2017

    Good evening my friends i love to work with Hollywood is my dream but i don’t no who will help me please i am from Imo State owerri

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  • LittlebossNwabia March 6, 2017

    DO YOU HAVE A TALENT IN ACTING, DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF NOLLYWOOD, NOTE: DONT SEND MONEY TO ANYBODY ONLINE ALL IN THE NAME OF JOINING NOLLYWOOD

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  • Bleasing February 28, 2017

    Hi my name is blessing izebe from EDI state,pls I want to become a Hollywood actress.I knw and I strongly believe I can make,it has bin my dream all dis years pls a need a help in other to actualised d potential in me tnxs

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  • Samtex January 29, 2017

    Good day sir/madam,
    Am ORDU Samuel, I hail from obite town, onelga Rivers State, I have a dream of becoming a Hollywood star, but don’t have any one to uplift me to that height, please I can be reached, thank you for your anticipation.

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  • lovelybee January 23, 2017

    Greetings, my name is Abok Blessing am from Plateau State, all i ever wanted to become a Nollywood actress because i have what it takes to be there. I also have many scripts i wrote but don’t have anyone to help me. please help me achieve my dream as a actress and script writer. thanks

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  • adibeogechi October 12, 2016

    Good day Madam/Sir, my name is Adibe Ogechi,i want to become a Nollywood actress because i have so much passion for acting. and i have people who will sponsor me for it. it only if you people can make it possible for me. thanks.

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  • BenGbassie October 9, 2016

    Good day madam/ sir my Name is Ben Gbassie I am from Houston Texas USA and I’m a good actor from the day are was born are always wanted to be an actor but at that time there was no support for me but are didn’t give up are wanna be an actor. please are need y’all help thanks for y’all understanding may the almighty God continue to bless y’all. by the grace of God are hope to hear from y’all soon. God bless y’all.

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  • BlessingChiamaka October 6, 2016

    My dream is to be acting,bt i dont have anybody to sponsor me.i dont know if u people can help me out

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  • OnyealiPetMatilda September 14, 2016

    I have so much passion for Acting and Drama Creation (as in creating the story my self), because they are naturally in me. Please help me to become a nollywood actress and I writer. In order to do something positive with my talent.

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  • oluwafem oluwatosin August 12, 2016

    But my question is how can i join the nollywood and if it requires auditions and money am damn ready but this talent is their but have no platform to showcase it cos of d place am staying please you have to help

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  • Henry May 17, 2016

    i was in AGN long ago, but because of school, i was force t stop, but is already in me to me in Nigeria entertainment industry, but my only problem is the stress of getting a roll

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  • promise anyalebechi April 29, 2016

    It has been my dream to be a Nigeria actor please you guys should help me out on how to get in touch or how to join the Nollywood. Thanks
    dis my number.

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  • Elvis O. Awor January 16, 2015

    I've always dreamt of becoming a nollywood actor right from my school age up till now, but I still find it difficult on how to fulfill my dreams. This is why I drop this comment seeking for your assistance, Please, only you guys can make it possible help me please… Thanks for your co operation.

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  • Paul okonkwo January 13, 2015

    I need to be in nollywood pls

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  • Chioma January 6, 2015

    Have so much passion of becoming an actress and a writer someday hpe my dreams comes through someo

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  • absa January 6, 2015

    Hello,I'm interesting about nollywood movies, I would like to be part of it

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  • divine stephanie December 12, 2014

    I promised my late parents to become the best actress the world could ever dream of but (temple okeke) made me gave up of becoming an actress. I really need help in fulfilling my dreams.please

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