Actress Kemi Lala Akindoju has stated that remaining in poverty is far better than taking up 3 movie roles all at the same time.
According to her, handling more than one role may pay an actor handsomely, but this leads to unprofessionalism.
”An actor like me can’t take 3 roles at once- my art is still important to me. So actors like me become friends with poverty, or we find other streams of income or we become frustrated. Let me tell you another truth MANY NOLLYWOOD ACTORS ARE FRUSTRATED AND CANNOT GIVE THEIR BEST”.
She added that the reason why she doesn’t get bothered about the amount she gets paid as an actress is because she has love for the job.
”When was the last time I was paid ‘good money’ as an actor? …..I can’t remember. But because I love my job, I want to perform and show the world what I can do, I don’t want my talent to just be for me and my family, I take the roles..at least some. I’m learning to say no now”.
”You might say ‘know your worth, put your feet down and demand the right fees’- then there is the fear of out pricing yourself or the hope that this will be the last and when people see how talented you are, you will get more work and then you can demand higher fees”, Kemi Lala Akindoju tweeted.