Deyemi Okanlawon, a prominent figure in Nollywood, has shed light on the primary challenges faced by actors within the nation’s film industry.
He expressed that performers in the Nigerian cinematic realm are subjected to alarmingly inadequate compensation for their work.
Okanlawon candidly addressed this issue during a recent appearance on the MTV Base Africa show, “Lights, Camera Stardom,” where he was joined by fellow actor Daniel Etim-Effiong.
He conveyed, “I firmly believe that actors in [Nollywood] are not receiving adequate remuneration.
Furthermore, on another note, we are lacking the financial acumen to leverage what we possess and harness it effectively to safeguard our future.”
Etim-Effiong offered his insights as well, noting, “I concur that the structure of the [Nigerian film] industry does not offer actors sufficient resources to work with, both in terms of finances and other aspects.
For instance, it appears that actors are not granted ample time to adequately prepare for their roles. Additionally, they are often deprived of the necessary time to enhance their craft.”