When news broke some months ago that an actress revealed to reporters that there is no money in nollywood, many people did ntbelieved the story. They found it difficult to understand why anyone will say that an industry that rakes in billions annually has no money.
It was also difficult to explain the much talked about desperation for movie roles by even well-known celebrities in Nigeria. It will also beg the question of the many self-acclaimed millionaires that nollywood has produced. That was why when actress Toyin Abraham revealed that she has earned up to a million naira for a single movie role, many fans were not shocked.
That also leaves a much bigger question of how some celebrities became so poor that they had to start begging to take care of their terminal illnesses. But what was heard from the horse’s mouth made a very big impression n her fans who now believe without hesitation that there is money in nollywood.
Toyin Abraham did not intentionally leak the information, she was only trying to celebrate a movie director that selected her for a role many years ago when she was still new in the industry.