I went into acting because I was extremely broke, hungry – Ayoola

Nigerian actor and winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa, Ayoola Ayolola, has opened up on the harsh conditions that pushed him to the Nigerian movie industry.

The singer and Skinny Girl In Transit star, he was motivated by serious hunger and brokenness to explore his acting talent.

Ayolola who sat down for an exclusive chat with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, said he had always known he could act but he didn’t bother pursuing it.

I went into acting because I was broke, hungry - Ayoola

He, however, said there was a point in his life that he went broke and could not feed and that was when he considered delving into acting.

The movie star said he was borrowing from different people to either pay for something or settle a debt. Ayoola said he had the car he won from Project Fame but he was cashstrapped.

He went on to say that he did not have the knowledge and smartness needed to convert his celeb status and intangible assets into streams of income.

Ayool said; “I always knew I could act. I had this mentality that as a stage performer, I was acting as well. I always knew that no matter what happened before going on stage, I would go there and I would deliver. The fact that I was doing that gave me the courage to try acting. But the decision didn’t come until I was so broke and so hungry.

Not hungry for success o, I was physically hungry for days and I couldn’t afford things. I was borrowing from here to pay for this and borrowing from there to pay for that. It was a mess. I had my car that I had won and the leverage and whatever but liquid cash I didn’t have. I wasn’t smart enough at the time to convert the things I had at the time into sustainability financially. So I was bored, broke, and hungry”.

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