Malawiâ€™s first actress to strut her stuff in Nollywood has forecast the newly established diplomatic ties with Nigeria will spell a bright future for the local film industry which is craving for a global breakthrough.
The remarks of Joyce Mhango-Chavula, who co-worked on Desmond Elliotâ€™s next two films in Seirra Leone, comes after Lagos named Muhammad Lawan Gana as its ambassador in Lilongwe.
She said Malawiâ€™s film industry is eyeing closer ties with their Nigerian counterparts in Nollywood, the second largest film industry in the world.
Â â€œThe coming in of Nigerian Embassy is good news. It will benefit us more since our colleagues from Nollywood are very advanced and artistically very exposed,â€ said Rising Choreos and Theatre Company directorÂ Mhango-Chavula.
She, however, warned against exploitation, saying the Ministry of Tourism and Culture must safeguard artistâ€™s welfare and the creative industry from abuse by Nigerians who have been in the game a little longer.