Following the current transfer by some Nigerian actors and actresses to personal alternative homes in posh elements of Lagos, well-liked actor Aremu Afolayan in his interview with Punch isn’t satisfied that the cash for such acquisition are from motion pictures.
Aremu Afolayan said that Nigerians are fast to imagine something particularly as soon as it’s on the web, however the fact is that almost all actors driving huge automobiles most certainly obtained their cash from influential folks.
“By the way in which, I reside my life, folks are likely to assume that I’m the richest Yoruba actor, however that could be a lie. Nigerians assume so much. I reside in a rented house as a result of I can’t afford to construct one. Once they see me purchase a brand new automotive, they don’t know if I paid for the automotive in instalments; as a substitute they name me a giant boy. What sort of massive boy lives on N50,000 or N100,000 earnings per movie as an actor?
I problem any Nigerian actor that’s residing bigger than life to state how they made their cash as a result of I’m certain it isn’t from the flicks they make. I’m speaking about each the English and Yoruba actors. In the event that they like, they will say they make N5m per movie, they can’t afford to construct or purchase a home at Lekki or Victoria Island or Ikoyi. It’s not possible. They need to name out mathematicians to determine it out. It’s a lie. It’s as a result of they meet some influential folks that give them companies or they’ve aspect companies.
Since we don’t all meet such folks or make the type of cash they make by way of these folks, we simply must be content material with what now we have. In my life, I’ve by no means seen an ‘educated illiterate’ nation like Nigeria. Nigerians are very gullible in relation to judging different folks’s way of life since they have no idea something, they assume. Then social media got here and it made issues worse” he mentioned.
Aremu Afolayan additionally recounted how Nigerians tagged him as a gay, just because an image of him pecking a person surfaced on-line.
“I went to a retailer with a buddy to choose up a wristwatch I had been paying for in instalments. My buddy was taking photos after I advised him that we must always trigger bother on social media with an image of me pecking him. After I posted the image, it went viral inside 15 minutes. The truth is, we have been nonetheless within the retailer when the image went viral.
I used to be shocked that Nigerians would even conceive the concept I’m homosexual as a result of I like girls. Anyone could be homosexual and I imply no disrespect to them however as for me, the image was simply accomplished for publicity stunt. I by no means knew it could go viral that quick.
“Individuals name me a gigolo; how come I would not have cash? I do know lots of people which might be gigolos and they’re doing wonderful. If they are saying I’m an actor and gigolo, why would I’ve to promote a automotive with a view to afford one other automotive? What’s unsuitable with me shopping for Versace and Ferragamo? Why would I be a gigolo and never costume like a complicated boy? Why would I be sporting slippers in every single place I’m going? So why ought to I reply the folks calling me a gigolo? I would not have to persuade anybody; after I know that on the finish of the day, I’d not waste my time convincing you about something. You may take into consideration something you want however I’m not right here to persuade anybody.”he mentioned.