Iroegbu punches his fist into his left hand, and then he says that he has made a decision: "I won't make another film until I've raised $2 million." He says that he has a fantastic script, a project called "Child Soldier," which twins a story about Africa with the story of a child soldier. Iroegbu dreams the dream of unexpected success, like the success enjoyed by the science fiction film "District 9," a low budget project from South Africa, which was filmed in only two months, became a box-office hit in the United States and was even nominated for four Oscars this year.
Iroegbu says that he knows that he has made enemies with his idea. He also knows that they will still try to sabotage his car and ambush him at night. "It makes me afraid," he says, but he adds that it's worth it, because he hopes to win an Oscar for Nollywood with his film.
"If all goes well," he says, "my film will be a 'Slumdog Millionaire'."
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan