Many of my colleagues are broke – Actor Deyemi Okanlawon spills

Nollywood actor, Deyemi Okanlawon has affirmed that a lot of his colleagues in the entertainment industry are broke.

He stated this via his verified Twitter account on Tuesday while replying to a fan who wondered if fame does not bring money.

Deyemi first talked about goals actors set for themselves and noted that instead of them to be aiming to be the most featured or appear in the highest grossing films, they should aim to be the highest earning performers.

He tweeted; ”Not every time aim for HIGHEST GROSSING or HIGHEST FEATURED… more often reach for HIGHEST EARNING! #alist”

In reaction, a tweep @Tallbertie asked; I thought the fame brings the bag??

The movie star then said that a lot of famous people are broke and fame is just a byproduct which does not guarantee wealth.

Deyemi explained that a combination of raw talent, strategic work and impeccable work ethic are what ensure that an actor gets rich.

He said; ”There are lots of famous broke ppl… fame is a byproduct, it’s the talent and the grind (work strategy and work ethic) that brings the bag.”

See the exchange below:

In other entertainment news, Nigerian street artiste, Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed, popularly called Bella Shmurda, has revealed that he paid a huge sum of money to free himself from the contract he signed with his former record label.

CorrectNG reports that the ‘Newborn Fela’ crooner was formerly signed to One World Global Records.

Bella said he paid N20 million to the management so that he could be released to be an independent artiste after spending just a year out of his 3-year contract.

According to the singer, he was being cheated by the label because they equally funded his music projects, but One World took a larger percentage of the earnings.

Speaking on Tea with Taymesan podcast, he explained that he would source for N500k as requested by the label and they in turn would bring N500k for production, promotion and other things that need funding.

However, when money starts coming from shows, streaming, endorsement and other areas, they would take 70 percent and give him 30 percent.

Bella said he was not comfortable with that arrangement, so he hired a lawyer and bought himself out of One World Global Records.

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