Actor, Yemi Solade, cries out, says “Am bleeding inwards”


Popular actor, Yemi Solade, has spoken of his precarious living occasioned by purported financial woes obtainable in the Nollywood industry.

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“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.”

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