Nigerian actor Ibrahim Chatta has addressed the reasons behind his absence from the list of awardees at the recently concluded Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).
News About Nigeria gathered that fans of the talented actor had expressed their concerns and questioned why he was not nominated for the prestigious award, despite his remarkable performances, particularly in the movie “King of Thieves,” which received nominations in several AMVCA categories.
Chatta, in a radio interview he reposted on his Instagram page, responded to the issue, stating that he was not bothered by not being nominated for the AMVCA.
However, he expressed his surprise and disappointment that he had never been extended an invitation by the organizers.
The actor admitted feeling as though his works were not notable enough to warrant recognition.
While acknowledging that not everyone could be nominated for awards, Chatta was concerned about not being invited to the event.
Chatta said: “My exclusion from the nomination list didn’t make me feel bad because no matter how hard you think you are working, your mates are also working, and the best has to be picked every year. But my problem is that they don’t invite me and that looks like a conspiracy against me.
“I understand that it’s not everyone that gets nominated into the categories, but at least they’re supposed to invite me, but they don’t. So, I do feel like – is it that my works are not worthy enough? Because I used to see my younger colleagues, including those that just joined Nollywood, all showing off in different outfits at the event.”
Despite the setback, the actor made it clear that he would not let the lack of an award affect his craft.
His focus remained on honing his acting skills and delivering exceptional performances.
Chatta even revealed that his ultimate goal was to win an Oscar before his time in this world came to an end, emphasizing his determination to reach greater heights in his acting career.
He added: “I will receive an Oscar before I leave this world. I don’t want any award to disturb my skills or my work. When you start thinking about not receiving an award, it makes you weary, and I don’t want to be. Oscar is my target.”