Actress, Queen Nwokoye gives reason why Nollywood actors experience financial setbacks
By Patricia Uyeh
One of Nollywood finest actresses, Queen Nwokoye has attributed the need to keep up appearance, as the core reason Nollywood actors and actresses run out of money and start experiencing financial setbacks.
In a chat with Broadway Africa TV, Queen said:
“I don’t think it is because they are being extravagant, how many people are there to begin with? The truth of the matter is a lot of people are known faces but they are not actually making the type of money people think they make.
Then again, it is an individual thing, it is either you are here or you are there but the truth is a lot of people don’t make that kind of money they think we have.
‘Some people think we get paid 10 million for acting so a lot of times, actors want to live up to false expectations from their fans and that is how they get into trouble.
As far as I am concerned, if you are paid in Nigeria and you want a Gucci bag and you convert your Naira to dollars to go and buy it because Kim Kardashian is carrying it, it doesn’t make sense because she earns dollars.
”So for me it is not about being extravagant, everybody loves the good things of life but you have to draw a balance. It is about not truly making that huge amount that actors and actresses make.” Nwokoye concluded
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