Do You Know That Upcoming Actors In Nigeria Now Pay To Feature In Movies?

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(m) at 11-11-2013 03:55PM (6 years ago)

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I know it sounds unbelievable, but it's fact! A-list Nollywood actors & actresses get paid for featuring in movies, but if you're an unknown actor struggling to get into the movie industry, some movie producers make you pay to feature in their movies. That's the new trend now. I'm sure some Nollywood practitioners will come here to deny this but y'all know it's true. And if you don't know this already, you guys need to start investigating this.

If you're looking to feature in a movie, all you need to do is pay a fee, no audition is required. For minor roles, these producers demand anything from N50k to all depends on the role they are giving you. If you want to play a lead role it's between N500k to N1million. Waka pass people are even made to pay.

The trick some of these producers use is this; they say they are not making money from these movies because people aren't buying them so can't invest all their money in it. They also say finding financiers to pay for the production of a movie is hard, so for these movies to see the light of day, every cast member has to contribute. Thing is, many are eager to pay. Several people told me that it's the girls they refer to as 'runz girls' looking for popularity that started this trend. They would offer movie producers money to feature in their movie so they can refer to themselves as actresses and now it's become a part of Nollywood.

But let me state here that there are some movie producers who don't do this...not all of them demand for money. But a lot of them do. Is that OK? What's your thought on this new trend?

firmlord2011 (m) at 11-11-2013 04:40PM
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Is wickedness nd greed
kebella (f) at 11-11-2013 04:50PM
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 Huh? Huh? Huh?

paul4daddykalu (m) at 12-11-2013 03:59AM
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 Lips Sealed
Wysetots (m) at 12-11-2013 04:43AM
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cruzing (m) at 12-11-2013 04:57AM
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na soo e suppose be naa
toibeli (m) at 12-11-2013 05:01AM
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There goes the quality of Naija movies which is currently on life support.
angesco (f) at 12-11-2013 05:08AM
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In some countries you hear eumours of potential actors and actresses having to engage in sexual liaisons to get parts in films.

So if in Nigeria they are giving bribe, which is part and parcel of our culture, it is no surprise!!!!
Talemythope (m) at 12-11-2013 05:16AM
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Ehn ehn
Shegzan (m) at 12-11-2013 05:28AM
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Ghen ghen!!

njamesjunior (m) at 12-11-2013 06:04AM
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dats nonsence
njamesjunior (m) at 12-11-2013 06:06AM
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is dat nt nonsence? Mitcheeew
winace (f) at 12-11-2013 06:23AM
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Hahahahahahahahaha wonders will not end.
dickman2 (m) at 12-11-2013 07:06AM
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for those that have money to pay..and some pay with their honeypot if them don't money to pay..but the girls love it that way,,free hotel and free food be today na..if u no open legs,,no way for u to show up..
dickman2 (m) at 12-11-2013 07:07AM
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two way payment..
Mimiluvly (f) at 12-11-2013 07:13AM
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That's what is should be, cox naija movie has no value,they keep repeating same story all the time!.... For thos ppl made to pay before giving a role.. They must be stupid if they have not been eager n foolish to be called so called actresses the producers won't see anybody to collect money from..... Everything is turning upside down in nigeria!! Too bad!
engrtope (m) at 12-11-2013 07:44AM
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No wahala
Noble12 (m) at 12-11-2013 08:12AM
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paulohking (m) at 12-11-2013 09:02AM
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Ok that's their headache
chicco77 (f) at 12-11-2013 09:52AM
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