Former Big Brother winner and Jara host, Uti Nwachukwu has said that the reason he has been scare in appearance Nollywood films is because acting really doesn’t pay.
In a recent interview with Punch Newspapers, the model said:
I haven’t been in the country, but I am back now. I took a break from acting because it doesn’t pay much and I am not ready for that kind of life. I don’t want to pretend about it; so, I am only focusing on what brings greater remuneration, which is television presenting and hosting of events.
He continued by saying he really also just wants to wait for the exceptional roles in the exceptional films:
Acting would just be a hobby because honestly, producers can’t afford to pay what I want to earn. But I will not stay away from movies totally; I will pick only exceptional movies instead of featuring in all the ones I am invited to partake in. I don’t have so much time for little money. I am not here to pretend all is well. I am in the industry to make money; I am not in the industry to play.