Mike Ezuruonye, a Nollywood actor, says cinematography and storytelling of Nigerian movies have improved over the years and could earn international recognition in due course.
Ezuruonye spoke to NAN on the sideline of the private screening of his upcoming movie, 'Lagos Real Fake Life'.
"Everything about Nollywood movies has vastly improved over the years and the movies that come out have great cinematography, editing and ticks all the right boxes," he said.
"Nollywood movies have stuck to its originality while still improving in other ways and we are the best in Africa in terms of everything that concerns movie production.
"The Academy Awards, which is also known as the Oscar, is an award that every actor wants to get because it takes you to a whole different level and I'm pretty sure that our movies would soon be nominated for it.
"Hopefully, my movies would be first to win an Oscar award and help in putting Nollywood on the global map," he said.
Ezuruonye, who directed 'Lagos Real Fake Life', said the movie would help in addressing the pressures of living fake lifestyles which is common among youths.
"The movie would help in addressing the societal pressure of living fake lifestyles amongst youths and correct that notion," he said.
"People must understand that living fake lifestyles are really expensive to maintain than a real one so we must always strive to be ourselves in all ramifications.
"The movie would expose the mistakes most youths are fond of making and help the people to understand that fake grass is greener than the real ones."