BY ESE DIBEBI
Saidi Balogun, the star Nollywood actor who recently criticised former president Goodluck Jonathan for “treating Nollywood like kids“ has told Punch that the reason he has decided to stay away from the limelight and keep his fashion “noise” very low is to allow younger talents in the industry to grow.
He said, “The reason why I toned down on some of my fashion statements is because of the young boys coming into the industry. I want them to come and show us what stuff they are made of. I am encouraging the young potential stars to come into the industry and showcase their talents.”
The actor and producer whose split from fellow star Fathia Balogun recently became official said continued, “If I am known with a particular character, I would like a young actor to try it out to show the world he can also do it. I would give them some time to show the whole world who they are and later I can continue with the character if needs be. By then, the actor would have been known with that identity. But he cannot be known if I am distracting him with my bold fashion statements.“