A VETERAN actor, Tony Umez,
on Monday said that the Nigerian
entertainment industry was
vibrant enough to accommodate
serious minded thespians who
wished to carve a niche in the
profession.
Umez told the News Agency
of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that
upcoming thespians could avail
themselves of the opportunities
the industry had to offer.
“There are a lot of opportunities
for someone to make it big in
the entertainment industry
because of its diversity in cultural
perspective.
“The only criteria needed for an
upcoming individual to make it
in this industry is creativity,’’ the
actor said.
He said that he was pleased with
the quality of new entertainers
in the industry and expressed
optimism in the potential of the
industry as a foreign exchange earner.

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“People coming into the
industry now are graduates that
have something positive to offer
regarding entertaining audiences.
“Also, the influx of intelligent
people, who are knowledgeable
about the art is gradually reducing
mediocrity in the industry,’’ Umez
added.
The actor lauded the Lagos State
Government’s effort to develop
the industry in the state and the
country, as a whole.
NAN reports that the Lagos
State Government under Gov.
Akinwunmi Ambode recently
promised to renovate the National
Theatre.
The government, in addition,
promised to provide six theatres in
strategic locations of the metropolis
in a bid to improve entertainment
in the state. (NAN)

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