November 30, 2016

Why Nollywood Actors/Actresses Run Into Poverty

Living large when you don't have a sustainable source of income is one major reason, anywhere...

Nollywood actress Queen Nwokoye has blamed the act of trying to live up to people's expectation as one of the major reasons why Nollywood actors/actresses run out of money and start experiencing a form of poverty.

Speaking with Broadway Africa TV, Queen said:
“I don’t think it is because they are being extravagant, how many people are to begin with? The truth of the matter is a lot of people are known faces but they are not actually making the type of money people think they make.
Then again, it is an individual thing, it is either you are here or you are there but the truth is a lot of people don’t make that kind of money they think we have.

Some people think we get paid 10 million for acting {laughs}, so a lot of times, actors want to live up to false expectations from their fans and that is how they get into trouble.

As far as I am concerned, if you are paid in Nigeria and you want a Gucci bag and you convert your Naira to dollars to go and buy it because Kim Kardashian is carrying it, it doesn’t make sense because she earns dollars.

So for me it is not about being extravagant, everybody loves the good things of life but you have to draw a balance. It is about not truly making that huge amount that actors and actresses make.”

No point rushing to live a lifestyle that your resources can't carry; give it some time, you'll get there.

17 comments:

Iliyasu sulaiman sani said...

some reasons may vary but majority is due to show up

Afoke Maleke said...

The income is not steady ...bfor dey get paid again ,,dey have finished the previous pay..on Lavishing ...if they can get 3 movie roles in a month ..then dey can keep up

ope alliu said...

True talk

Hassan Aderemi said...

Queen just hit the nail on the head.

peter abioye said...

Because they leave a fake and flamboyant lives.

Austine Gabriel said...

true talk sis

Ademola Adunola said...

@Nollywood celebs. Dreams money can buy, luxury lifestyle, e.t.c kip fooling ourselves and not invest. u go hear am

Chioma Ujo said...

She's right. Think less about what people think of you and focus on growing yourself.

Anonymous said...

true

Ay360 said...

Piracy is one major reason

uju oyemelonu said...

MY BABE, U TALK WELL.

olisayemk said...

True talk, most of them live a fake life. Later when they fall ill all the money is gone and they start begging from the public.

Anonymous said...

You are right dear show off and sick inside!

Rosemary Ezeji said...

Very true my sister s

Anslem Caesar said...

fake life only drains you of everything you have: even money, integrity, and your freedom. Sorry for those who live fake lives they will soon find themselves in the streets of lagos.

Uyi Osamwonyi said...

Smart talk dear..

#GodWin

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

Blunt truth