Famous actor, Ibrahim Chatta, seems to be perturbed as to why he was not nominated for major awards in Nigeria, particularly the popular African Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA).
Despite several accolades and recognitions from within and beyond the movie industry trailing his career over the years, Chatta said he couldn’t understand why organizers of awards such as AMVCAs don’t consider his craft worthy of being nominated.
Speaking exclusively to Per Seconds News, the actor who is famous for his indigenous roles and versatility in role interpretation intoned of his frustration at the constant snub that comes his way in the movie industry.
He stated further that it is surprising when considers how some of his colleagues who rate him as one of the most talented actors would be invited and nominated for awards but he did not enjoy similar gesture.
“I think it is deliberate”, he said as he recalled how many times he did not even get invited to award events let alone being nominated for categories he would have won effortlessly.
According to him, being snubbed by the organisers is one thing, not getting invitation “that my colleagues get is another story entirely”.
He, however, stated that he would continue to focus on his job and not allow anything stop him for giving his best to his craft.
On his acting career that has spanned over three decades, Chatta said he is contemplating retiring from acting , adding that “the past 37 years have been full of challenges and life-changing experiences.
“These events have shaped my life and I will continue to be guided and live by this perception of mine.
“This leads me to the decision to have contemplated retiring. It is not that I have reached my peak in acting but it is time for me to give back to the society, invest and train the younger generation to do better than we have done,” he added.