Humility and hard work will determine your Height in Nollywood – Industry Expert
Recounting her experience in the Nollywood Industry, in the past 15 years, actress and producer, Eniola Iyiola, better known as Basirat Badia, has said that, one does not need ‘godfather’ to succeed in the industry.
She made it known in a chat with the Scoop.
Been knowledgeable about the Industry, the actress said that having a godfather wasn’t a guarantee that one would be sought-after.
According to her, “One doesn’t need to have a godfather before one can succeed in the industry. What has worked for me over time is to rely on God. One’s handwork and humility are the things that would determine the height one would attain in Nollywood”
She said humility and hard work seems to be the way forward.
“With humility, hard work and prayers, one can attain any height in one’s career.”
“Although it works for some people, it’s not a must that one must have someone as a backbone. One must find one’s path. I have nobody but myself and God.”
However, speaking on some other challenges, as regards roles Eniola said, “I had to change everything about me when I acted as ‘Basira Badia’. It was a very crazy character. It was so challenging and I had to put in my best. I had to go to parks and garages to sit with touts and observe their mannerisms”.
As an hardworking character, “I had to go the extra mile to get it right because I was passionate about it. I had to behave like them, dress like them and look exactly the way they looked. She added.