As many Nollywood actors continue to own choice houses in highbrow parts of Lagos, popular Nollywood actor, Aremu Afolayan, is not convinced that they made their money through the craft.
In a recent chat
with Punchng, he said Nigerians are quick to believe anything especially
once it is on the internet but the truth is that most actors driving
big cars most likely got their money from influential people.
said, “By the way, I live my life, people tend to think that I am the
richest Yoruba actor, but that is a lie. Nigerians assume a lot. I live
in a rented apartment because I cannot afford to build one. When they
see me buy a new car, they don’t know if I paid for the car in
instalments; instead they call me a big boy. What type of big boy lives
on N50,000 or N100,000 income per film as an actor?
any Nigerian actor that is living larger than life to state how they
made their money because I am sure it is not from the movies they make. I
am talking about both the English and Yoruba actors. If they like, they
can say they make N5m per film, they cannot afford to build or buy a
house at Lekki or Victoria Island or Ikoyi. It is impossible. They
should call out mathematicians to figure it out. It is a lie.
is because they meet some influential people that give them businesses
or they have side businesses. Since we do not all meet such people or
make the kind of money they make through these people, we just have to
be content with what we have. In my life, I have never seen an ‘educated
illiterate’ country like Nigeria. Nigerians are very gullible when it
comes to judging other people’s lifestyle since they do not know
anything, they assume. Then social media came and it made things worse.”
Huh? 'No actor can own a house in Lekki from movie earnings' - Aremu Afolayan says
Saturday 23 June 2018