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Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by NewsWorthy247(f): 3:05am On Feb 09, 2018
It’s often shocking when an actor, who has enjoyed years of stardom, comes out to say he is broke.


Some actors either fade out of the limelight because the roles were no longer coming in, walk away from Nollywood on their own terms because the pay was no longer satisfactory, or even die because they couldn’t afford their medical bills.

Femi Ogedengbe, who was once a ‘successful’ actor in the Yoruba movie industry, recently revealed that he currently makes more money as a security guard in the US than he did as an actor in Nigeria.

Stanley Aguzie, who landed a role in Vikings after he moved to Ireland, told Tribune Online that a lot of his popular friends are broke and miserable.

Saidi Balogun told Encomium Magazine that this is because Nollywood is no longer what it used to be and most actors can no longer charge professionally.
“We just settle for whatever the producers are ready to offer,” he said.

If fans were to judge some Nollywood actors by their popularity or quantity of films, they would be billionaires. But that isn’t the case.

Here are five popular actors who have come out to tell the world about their financial status:
1. ERNEST ASUZU

In 2015, Daily Independent reported that Asuzu was seen begging at Shoprite in Surulere Lagos.

The actor, who was still recovering from a stroke at the time was limping while he begged for money to eat.

In 2016, the actor was gifted with a brand new jeep and cash to start afresh by Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin.

The prophet gave him a brand new jeep worth N3.5m, and 1.5 million naira to start up a new life.

In a 2017 interview with Linda Ikeji Blog, the actor said he was abandoned by the members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, who were aware of his situation.

Ernest Asuzu, until his ailment, was an active actor in Nollywood. He is popular for movies such as “Accidental Discharge,” “Royal Wedding,” “Chain Reaction” and “Dirty Game.”

2. BABA SALA

Veteran comedian and actor, Moses Olaiya, popularly known as Baba Sala, recently requested financial help from Nigerians for his health.

Sala, who is popular for movies such as “Orun Mooru,” “Aare Agbaye,” “Diamond” and “Ana” needed a lot of money for his medical treatment abroad.

His first son, Reverend Dele Adejumo, said that all business investments of the aged veteran have been ruined by circumstances and poor management.

“I need help. Nigerians should help me. I am not dead yet, they should not let me die suffering,” he said during a press conference.

3. DEJUMO LEWIS

In 2015, Veteran actor, Dejumo Lewis, who is known for his role as Kabiyesi in “The Village Headmaster” classic TV soap, said he was broke.

During an interview with Punch, the actor said that despite the ‘legend’ and ‘icon’ label, he was one of the poorest paid actors in Nollywood.

“I had to struggle to pay my rent and my staff. I must admit that right now, I am indebted to the management of the hotel that I am staying. I also owe two of my staff more than three months salary. They have been so loyal and committed to me,” he said in 2015.

Lewis has starred in critically acclaimed movies such as “Dazzling Mirage,” “October 1,” “When Love Happens” and “Invasion 1897.”

4. UCHE ODUPUTA

In 2007, Uche Oduputa was arrested for trafficking drugs and was jailed for two years and three weeks.
In an interview with Broadway TV, the actor revealed that his financial situation led him into trafficking.

According to him, he thought it would change his condition since he wasn’t getting any substantial movie roles at the time and couldn’t afford to feed or house his family.

Since his release from jail, the actor has featured in successful productions such as “Husbands of Lagos,” “Last Flight to Abuja,” among others.

5. TAJUDEEN OYEWOLE (Abija)

Popularly known as Abija, the actor was a successful Yoruba actor until he was involved in an auto crash in 2007, while shooting the movie “Ibinu Abija.”
In a 2015 interview with The Nation, the actor said that his fame hadn’t translated into wealth.

“I am not rich; I don’t have a roof over my head, which is part of measuring one’s wealth in this part of the world; I don’t even have a land,” he told The Nation.
He added that the money realised from acting is just not much, or even as enough as their fans think.

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by ClassicMan202(m): 3:18am On Feb 09, 2018
Hmmm..... i dey smell something! why e be say na only male actors dey go broke abi na because dey no get puna to offer when the need arises

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by crestedaguiyi: 3:32am On Feb 09, 2018
carry your cross, we all have one.

nobody will foot your bills because you are an actor. you didn't act for charity so quit the beggarly attitude.


a lot of people in different profession get shaken up every now and then.

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by Sleekydee(m): 3:42am On Feb 09, 2018
u mean to tell me Abija my childhood hero cannot conjure money, idonbilivit

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by nifemi25(m): 4:29am On Feb 09, 2018
Every one has his cross to carry.

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by PMWSpirit(m): 5:49am On Feb 09, 2018
What's the point being popular yet super broke

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by bolinjkezzy(m): 6:40am On Feb 09, 2018
ClassicMan202:
Hmmm..... i dey smell something! why e be say na only male actors dey go broke abi na because dey no get puna to offer when the need arises
Most of those female artist na olosho in disguise

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by modelmike7(m): 7:11am On Feb 09, 2018
Sh#t happens.........
Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by BruncleZuma: 7:12am On Feb 09, 2018
grin grin grin grin

That's why I keep screaming Davido and WizKid invest and plan...when your 10years expire e go hard ooo...okay that's for WizKid, Davido always have daddy money to run back to.

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by Partnerbiz: 7:13am On Feb 09, 2018
Who no broke for this era?
Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by Firefire(m): 7:13am On Feb 09, 2018

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by meant4all: 7:14am On Feb 09, 2018
Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by Sunkyphil(m): 7:14am On Feb 09, 2018
bolinjkezzy:

Most of those female artist na olosho in disguise
very true

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by satowind(m): 7:17am On Feb 09, 2018
Apart from earnest I don't know others where they in Yoruba movies

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by RealGucci: 7:17am On Feb 09, 2018
why
when they produce shiiit movies
dumb movies
if india is already making hollywood standard horror movies.
we are still battling with king and queen movies
useless movie titles
abegi

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by BinaryBosss: 7:17am On Feb 09, 2018
Sleekydee:
u mean to tell me Abija my childhood hero cannot conjure money, idonbilivit
Lol, exactly what I was thinking...

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by Ayoswit(f): 7:17am On Feb 09, 2018
Ehya
Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by BinaryBosss: 7:17am On Feb 09, 2018
ClassicMan202:
Hmmm..... i dey smell something! why e be say na only male actors dey go broke abi na because dey no get puna to offer when the need arises
Lol, exactly what I was thinking...

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by couturez: 7:18am On Feb 09, 2018
That's what happens wen u depend on acting alone
Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by Nobody: 7:20am On Feb 09, 2018
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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by LajaLaba: 7:21am On Feb 09, 2018
Buhari is the best!walahi
Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by GMBuhari: 7:24am On Feb 09, 2018
Fadeyi said houses and car is how we measure riches in this part of the world , does not mean he's broke , he may not have achieved them yet



Which kin pastor dey give person 3.5M car come give am 1.5 make he use maintain


Pastor , let me manage myself with 3.5 i will buy 1.5 car

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by genxris: 7:24am On Feb 09, 2018
And actresses like Daniella Okeke whom I have never even seen a movie she acted will be flaunting Range Rover sports , duplex in banana island and vacations around the world.
Does it mean she’s paid better than this seasoned actors that are broke?

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by ednut1(m): 7:25am On Feb 09, 2018
But the ladies are super rich
Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by muchroom(m): 7:28am On Feb 09, 2018
Dejumo Lewis is broke yet staying in hotels?

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by Holycity(f): 7:32am On Feb 09, 2018
I tot actors don't ever go broke
Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by peacettw: 7:33am On Feb 09, 2018
Why do I have this nagging feeling that the main point of this post is to inform us all that uche (a successful actor) once dabbled in hard drugs and is an ex convict. I never knew this but now I do, all thanks to the poster. Your cheap antics to tarnish the image of this young man who is working hard to make a better life for himself and family will never come to fruition. Enemies of progress everywhere.

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by IamZod(m): 7:33am On Feb 09, 2018
genxris:
And actresses like Daniella Okeke whom I have never even seen a movie she acted will be flaunting Range Rover sports , duplex in banana island and vacations around the world.
Does it mean she’s paid better than this seasoned actors that are broke?
Paid better my ass.
You should know it's the punany at work.
Do you know what it means to be the girlfriend of senators, Politheivians, Occult members, Directors, etc.

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by ELgordo(m): 7:40am On Feb 09, 2018
Ovoko! Na wa oh
Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by okerekeikpo: 7:44am On Feb 09, 2018
Yoruba movies follow for nollywood?

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Re: Top 5 Nollywood Actors Who Have Come Out To Say They Are Broke - Torimill by Dirkcoyt: 7:45am On Feb 09, 2018
peacettw:
Why do I have this nagging feeling that the main point of this post is to inform us all that uche (a successful actor) once dabbled in hard drugs and is an ex convict. I never knew this but now I do, all thanks to the poster. Your cheap antics to tarnish the image of this young man who is working hard to make a better life for himself and family will never come to fruition. Enemies of progress everywhere.

You're very irritating.

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