4th July, 2014
Vanessa Odofin, professional makeup artiste and beauty expert, has said that make-up artistry in most Nollywood movies do not portray the characters suitably enough for the roles they play.
Vanessa, who has trained over 1,000 make-up artists in Nigeria and abroad, believes that a touch of professionalism would go a long way in upgrading the standard of our make-up artists and in turn impact the movie industry positively.
“The make-up jobs done in Nollywood can be so much better than what is obtainable. It is the job of a makeup artist to convey believability for instance in the transition of a teenager to an adult in a movie without changing the character and this I believe our Nollywood practitioners are not doing enough, though there are some exceptions to the rule,” said Vanessa, who runs Vanadale Beauty Company, a makeup and training outfit in Lagos that has done make up for top celebrities including Tuface Idibia, Monalisa Chinda and Mercy Johnson.
She harped on the need for professionalism and improvement in the industry, suggesting that make-up artistes in the movie industry need to be professionally trained in order to deliver world class services that will better portray characters in ways they should be.
Vanessa disclosed that her outfit, Vanadale, has concluded plans to organise a training workshop for make-up artists, upcoming makeup artists and all those who want to acquire makeup expertise for personal use in July in Lagos.
She said the training session tagged “show me the cash” would feature unique course outlines and a syndicate session that will show how to make money in the industry.