Although Nollywood, which is the second-biggest movie industry in the world has been very favourable to some to a lot of actors, others have hugely been disadvantaged.
One of the actors who did not find the industry lucrative is Femi Ogedengbe. The actor, not too long video, blasted critics who said he should be ashamed of his job by saying those who should be ashamed are the leaders and Nigerians who have failed to make the country work.
The actor added that he has achieved more as a security guard than he did as an actor in Nigeria. “Oh yes! I am now a security guard in the USA and so what? Well, I have only been doing this for a little more than one year now and I can boldly say without any shame that what I have achieved more than I did in my father’s land being an actor/director/producer for over twenty-something years.”
“In fact, the stories about most pan-Africa Leaders like Mandela, Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere, Robert Mugabe and a host of the generation after them were all involved in one menial job or the other across western countries to support their education. But today, we can only remember them for being great African leaders and not for the dirty jobs they had to do on their road to greatness. Indeed the end justifies the means.”
Before his move, Oogedengbe was a popular actor in Nigeria. He was known for movies such as “Onilara” (2008), “She Is My Sister” (2007) and “She is My Sister 2” (2007).