Famous Nollywood actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo, has claimed seniority to his older colleague, Pete Edochie, in the Nigerian movie industry, popularly known as Nollywood.
Kanayo made the claim in a recent interview where he spoke on the history of the industry.
In the now trending video, Kanayo stated that he was in Nollywood four years before Pete Edochie made his debut in the industry.
“I cannot be written off the history or the story when it is told of Nollywood.
“You can’t take it away that Kenneth Nnebue made the first professionally made home video in 1992. You can’t take it away from those who took part in ‘Living in Bondage’, just like you can’t take it away from the fact that ‘Things Fall Apart’ which Pete Edochie took part in was not a home video. It was a cinema.
“So if you write a story now and say Pete Edochie is older than me in Nollywood, I will contest it because he came four years after. So in Nollywood I’m his senior. It is not a matter of biological age.
“So, when it comes to cinema, of course, then you start going to Baba Hubert Ogunde in 1940s or 1950s. This is history. History has no romanticism.”