Aremu Afolayan is convinced that actors that own houses in choice areas in Lagos State, did not do so merely by acting.
According to him, acting in the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood does not earn you enough to buy a house in places like Lekki.
He said this during a recent chat, noting that Nigerians are quick to believe everything they see on social media.
He added that most actors seen driving big cars and owning mansions likely got them from influential people.
“By the way, I live my life, people tend to think that I am the richest Yoruba actor, but that is a lie. Nigerians assume a lot. I live in a rented apartment because I cannot afford to build one.
“When they see me buy a new car, they don’t know if I paid for the car in instalments; instead they call me a big boy. What type of big boy lives on N50,000 or N100,000 income per film as an actor?”
He further challenged actors that fall into this category to declare the source of their wealth as it is impossible to have amassed such wealth from acting in Nollywood.
“I challenge any Nigerian actor that is living larger than life to state how they made their money because I am sure it is not from the movies they make. I am talking about both the English and Yoruba actors.
“If they like, they can say they make N5m per film, they cannot afford to build or buy a house at Lekki or Victoria Island or Ikoyi. It is impossible. They should call out mathematicians to figure it out. It is a lie.
“It is because they meet some influential people that give them businesses or they have side businesses. Since we do not all meet such people or make the kind of money they make through these people, we just have to be content with what we have.
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