Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 3.5K If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share! Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has made a public request and made a plea to western film producers to cease casting Americans as Africans in their productions. According to the actress using A-list actors from Africa, Western producers can close the gap. More Articles You Would Love Hot Shots: ‘Red, God, Wow!’ Independence Day Themed Shoot By Lightville Photography #MODELCRUSH: Cote d’Ivoire’s Hottest Model Marie-Michelle Koffi Gives A Detailed Account Of Life As An Ivorien Model Speaking with Joy Entertainment at the Ladies of Valour event, Omotola urged Africans to speak up for themselves rather than being stereotyped by Western media. “The west also needs to understand our complexity and be a little more open to working with us. When you have roles for Africans, stop casting Americans as Africans. It makes no sense.” She claimed “We have to stand up for ourselves when we see movies where people are speaking as Africans in a different way. Who talks like that in Africa? These things are archaic. They are old, and we should fight to stop them.” She later added, “I pray we are that era now where African actors and filmmakers will be respected for what they bring to the table, and we can really foster collaboration.” Omotola is one of the pioneers of the Nigerian cinematic era and the most-watched actress in Africa. In 2013, she was honored in the Times Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama and Beyonce. She also received an honorary title from the Nigerian government as a member of the order of the Federal Government of Nigeria for her contributions to the Nigerian cinema, Nollywood. Read More Like This On Ghana Celebrity Watch UPCOMING TOP EVENTS! VIEW ALL EVENTSAFRICAS BIGGEST FASHION WEEK IS HERE!Click Here To Submit stories Email: [email protected] or HashTag #FashionGHANA Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail FashionGHANA Admin FashionGHANA.com is a Fashion PR Company, Events planning & management team as well as Africa's leading Fashion Media House. Get Intouch with us and let's see how we can help you grow. info@FashionGHANAcom More For You FULL VIDEO: Watch Elsa Majimbo Explains Her Fall Out With Naomi Campbell “She... Black Sherif Walks London Fashion Week As Though It’s An Achievement Whilst Ignoring... PICS: Beyonce Serves A Striped Monochrome Fashion To Tyler Perry’s Mea Culpa Film... VIDEO: Lupita Nyong’o’s Historic Fashion Statement At The Racist Berlin International Film Festival Fans Can’t Get Over the Striking Resemblance Between America’s Lil Jon and Nigeria’s... VIDEO: Watch Timberland, The Legendary Producer Behind Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliot & More... VIDEO: Watch Nicki Minaj Give Us A Snipette Of Her Verse On Burna... Ghana’s Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Dominates NFL Style Scene & Scoops GQ’s Most Stylish NFL... African Artists Sell Out To Big Brands And Snub African Fashion & Culture... PICS: Beyonce & Blue Ivy Show Off Their Grammys 2024 Rodeo Look Mum... Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.