Uti Nwachukwu has said that Nollywood producers can’t afford to pay him what he really wants to earn as an actor.
The actor revealed this during an interview with Punch. According to the Big Brother Africa winner, he took a break from acting because it doesn’t pay much.
“I haven’t been in the country, but I am back now. I took a break from acting because it doesn’t pay much and I am not ready for that kind of life,” Nwachukwu said.
“I don’t want to pretend about it; so, I am only focusing on what brings greater remuneration, which is television presenting and hosting of events.”
The actor who is also popular for his hosting duties on Africa Magic’s Jara, said that acting will be just a hobby as he would now feature in only “exceptional movies.”
“Acting would just be a hobby because honestly, producers can’t afford to pay what I want to earn. But I will not stay away from movies totally; I will pick only exceptional movies instead of featuring in all the ones I am invited to partake in. I don’t have so much time for little money. I am not here to pretend all is well. I am in the industry to make money; I am not in the industry to play.”
Uti Nwachukwu, since winning the Big Brother Africa reality TV show has featured in Nollywood movies such as “In the Cupboard,” “Weekend Getaway,” “Finding Mercy,” “Bursting Out” among others.
He will next be seen in “Mummy Dearest 2,” a sequel to the 2015 movie of same name.
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