Monalisa Chinda Wants Health Insurance Scheme for Nollywood Actors
Written by Smooth FM on October 25, 2019
Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda, has revealed her plans to initiate a better health Insurance scheme for veteran actors ahead of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) election scheduled for October 31.
Chinda who is vying for the position of Public Relations Officer of the organisation, said that the veterans actors, having used there skills and God-given talents to put Nigeria on a global map deserved to be treated in a dignified manner.
She said this while interacting with journalists on Saturday in Abuja.
Asked why she’s contesting, Chinda said: “I want to see how I can work hand-in-hand with the president to get a better health Insurance scheme for veteran actors. This issue of coming on social media and begging for money, it works me up. I’m really not the type that like to just sit down and keep quiet. I will use my voice in a subtle way not to attack anybody, but to really sound my displeasure on some of these things.
“We expose our respectable actors that they need N5,000 to treat cough, It’s quite embarrassing. We need to do something. We, as actors with faces can contribute like N1000 every month, it will go a long way, this is my number one reason.”
Monalisa said that while Nollywood has come a long way and has made much impacts on Nigerians, she said over the years, making movies have become more daunting due to certain structure that have not been in place.
This according to her, included the issue of piracy, stressing that the industry has not had enough help from government to tackle the menace.
She also said apart from the other streams of incomes actors and actresses have, the industry was not doing paying well, noting that they give out so much, but they are not getting back the value for the job done.
Chinda stated, “We have done so well for ourselves but in terms of paying bills, we have a long way to go.”.