Popular actor, Yemi Solade, has spoken of his precarious living occasioned by purported financial woes obtainable in the Nollywood industry.
“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,” Solade told Punch.
The 58-year-old whose acting career spanned over forty years in the interview with the paper, made a sensational claim saying his colleagues who are financially comfortable lived off politicians, a means, he said did not sit well with him.
His word, “I am a thoroughbred professional. I don’t know what my colleagues do, though I see most of them running after people in government. I cannot serve one or two senators who will probably give me a jeep or any other car. Anytime I want to travel, the senator takes care of my ticket also. But that is not my orientation. I don’t need to run to anyone when I have a job. There is no way anyone will tell me that an actor who drives a luxury car gets the money from acting. Inasmuch as I don’t want to go into details, we all know this.”