I Need Money To Survive; There Is No Money In Acting - Nollywood Actress Sola Sobowale

at 09:51 AM, 10/05/2015 (3 years ago)
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Veteran actress and ageless beauty, Sola Sobowale has admitted that there is no money in acting and that she needs money to survive like every other working Nigerian. According to her, actresses and actors are not well paid because most people do not want to invest in movies, and movie producers mostly run at loss after producing movies and never get their production money back not to talk of making profit from it. She used herself as an example saying when she shot a movie for N5.8m 2 years ago, she only made N3m back which is a loss. She also spoke about struggling in UK to work just to produce movies because it’s her passion. Her words after the cut.

On why the produce quantity movies instead of quality movies, she said;

It’s a pity because you know the answer yourself. We need to feed ourselves. I shot a movie about 2 or 3 years ago called Adayeba Ote Part 1, 2, 3. When I was tired of recording, I had spent about N5.8 million and we had not finished editing. After editing, I did not make up to 3 million. I thank God I did not borrow any money to do that, if I had borrowed money what would have happened to me? I lived in England, I do all the jobs and I bring the money back to Nigeria to shoot a movie because this is me, this is my passion. When you talk about quality, where are you going to get the money for the quality?

If she is fulfilled as an actress, Sola said;

I am not talking about money but you know something in life? When you enjoy doing what you love, you will be fine. I am fine but I need money to survive. I want all my effort to be crowned because I work very hard so I can’t just be doing it in vain

salex4316 at 10:50 AM, 10/05/2015 (3 years ago)
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May God help us all
echeeche at 11:33 AM, 10/05/2015 (3 years ago)
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Ask teco benson his take on that you will get a good answer to that
XTnote at 03:00 PM, 10/05/2015 (3 years ago)
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Aunty Shola if u are tired of acting go and look for another job mbok and stop telling stories, otherwise how come mercy Johnson and jenevieve keep making good money out of acting? Na question oooo mbok
zoe61 at 05:00 PM, 10/05/2015 (3 years ago)
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i wish her best of luck
Larry28 at 05:27 PM, 10/05/2015 (3 years ago)
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It is well
beneno at 08:31 PM, 10/05/2015 (3 years ago)
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Machealex at 08:59 PM, 10/05/2015 (3 years ago)
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good luck
freethinker at 10:16 PM, 10/05/2015 (3 years ago)
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typical woman she yoyo
loko2k4reel at 01:11 AM, 11/05/2015 (3 years ago)
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So Na where Ini Edo, Chika Ike and co dey get their o. Smiley
Abubu86 at 08:49 AM, 11/05/2015 (3 years ago)
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All the best action lady
eoadex2003 at 08:20 AM, 12/05/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: xtino on 03:00 PM, 10/05/2015
Aunty Shola if u are tired of acting go and look for another job mbok and stop telling stories, otherwise how come mercy Johnson and jenevieve keep making good money out of acting? Na question oooo mbok
Those ones they do ashawo join and she no go fit.
elchymo at 04:49 AM, 19/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Na wa oo. So where is all d money na?


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