‘Why Nigerian Musicians Are Richer Than Actors’


Veteran Nollywood actor, Kayode Olaiya popularly called Aderupoko has revealed why Nigerian musicians are richer and make more money than Nigerian actors.
He wrote: “For most of my life, I have been in the movie industry and it is something I am very passionate about. Truly, this job has opened a lot of doors for me, but the pay still isn’t good enough. And one of the reasons for this is piracy because of producers have no guarantee of making profit on their investments, they won’t pay actors well.
“Right now, there is so much attention on the entertainment industry in Nigeria and I am happy about that, but the truth is that musicians fare better than us. Apart from selling their CDS, they are also invited for concerts, they are paid handsomely to perform and people even spray them money while on stage.
“Orignally, film makers should be living like a royalty but we are at the mercy of pirates and propelled by the passion we had for the job and not the pecuniary gains attached to it. I will advise the younger generation to be focused, committed and hard working, if they get their sights on money, they might miss it, but if they are truly dedicated to what they do, good things will follow because there is a lot of goodwill that comes with being an actor.