Saturday 16 June 2018

"Nigeria Is Killing Me! I Might Relocate Soon" – Popular Actor, Yemi Solade Laments

A popular actor, Yemi Solade, has lamented the state of the movie industry in Nigeria, saying the nation is “killing” him despite his patriotism.

The 58-year-old actor said he might consider relocating from Nigeria like some of his colleagues that he had criticised for doing same.

Solade, an actor of decades of professional experience, wondered why actors should still struggle to pay their bills despite what appears to be improvement in Nollywood.

He said, “For the first time in a long while, I gave up on Nigeria. I might decide to relocate to another country and this is what I always criticise my colleagues for. Nigeria is killing me. I have been so patriotic, but I think I have to face the reality now. I have a job that is not putting meals on my table the way it should and I don’t want my children to suffer. It is terrible if we continue to lose our best minds to other countries. I don’t want to have money like Femi Otedola; I don’t pray for it and I don’t need it at my age. All I need are the basic things in life, which I can use to take care of myself, my wife and my children.

“I struggle to get good jobs; I have done my best. I should have left Nigeria 20 years ago, but I stayed to contribute my quota to its development. I am getting older; I am older than some of the governors in Nigeria and I cannot be running to them for survival. I cannot steal money like some people do and we all know that stealing is not good. I pay my bills with the pay I get from producers, but it is tiny. I am bleeding inwards right now and it is not good for my age. I have to begin to look elsewhere for survival.”

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