Veteran actor, Dele Odule, believes that there are many actors in Nollywood who really have no business being in the industry. Baring his mind on actors who often flaunt material possessions on social media, Odule told Sunday Scoop, “People like that are not in the business because they have passion for it. They are just looking for where to make ends meet.
A trained actor will never run after material wealth. I am not saying that acting cannot open doors; it actually does. However, a true actor will take material things as secondary; the priority is to get your message across to the viewers.
The problem we are facing is that the industry is not sanitised. If there was a standard, many of those people you see who are all about flaunting material things on social media wouldn’t be in the industry.
What is the essence of going on social media to flaunt cars and other items? You would see many actresses dancing around on social media; even when they get pregnant, they flaunt it. Buying a car shouldn’t be a big deal but they make it seem as if it is.”
Commenting on the effect such acts would have on young ones, Dele said, “They are passing a wrong message to the young ones out there who will have a warped impression of the industry.”