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Entertainment of Monday, 7 March 2022


Nollywood filmmakers pay actors peanuts - Adunni Ade laments

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Nollywood actress, Adunni Ade, has revealed that Nollywood filmmakers pay actors very little in the movie industry.

She made this known when she appeared on the Rubbin Minds show on Channels TV.

She especially called out filmmakers the in Yoruba movie industry, and according to her, they should stop asking actors to do them a favour but rather pay their worth.

“This is not me calling anyone out. I’m saying it is time for actors in the film industry to get paid for what they do.

“Stop asking talents to do you a favour with their work and you pay them peanuts.

“She said stakeholders must let go of greed and quit exploiting talents in the name of giving them a platform.

“People need to let go of greed. A lot of people want an actor or filmmaker to just help them. You cannot keep doing that and getting rich while they remain on the same spot. It happens a lot in Yoruba Nollywood,” Adunni said.

She also advised actors to also consider using social media to sell their talent.

“People not from wealthy backgrounds do whatever to break in. I keep telling people what will be, will be. You don’t have to rush and become famous.

“You have social media and more avenues now to break into the industry without having to sell your soul,” she advised.