Actor, model and TV Presenter, Gideon Okeke, has revealed his thought on Nigerian acting. He shared this via Instagram where he wrote that he has seen a lot of bad acting on Nigerian screens simply because a lot of folks want to be celebrities first.
In his words, “You see people on TV don’t mean they stopped being Human. Nothing I love to see more, than Actors just doing what everyday people do. LIVING! Where else do you think the MEMORY or experience for the work comes from?
It is only through #TheMethodTechnique that you’re privileged to put yourself in a situation that you have never lived or experienced before. And even that happens with the aid of #AffectiveMemory which still requires you in some way TO LIVE! (Through your experiences or the experiences of other people, books etc )
I’ve seen alotta BAD ACTING on Nigerian screens simply because alotta folks wanna be Celebrities First.
Forgetting that An ACTOR is an Ordinary guy, with a VERY SPECIAL Job. The People!
TO ACT, YOU MUST LIVE.
Bring your shoulder down or remove the pad!
You Are Not A Rockstar!
Consider Boxing for instance.
BOXING IS A SPORT. BUT YOU DON’T “PLAY BOXING”. YOU BOX!
Are you LIVING? OR IMMITATING
Don’t be a Fugazi. We can see the Fake in your eyes and it hurts.