Nigerian actor, Deyemi Okanlawon has revealed the paltry sum he was paid for his first movie.
During his appearance on the Rubbin Minds show, the movie star talked about “paying the dues” of hard work.
Okanlawon claims that achieving his current status took him eight years of consistent effort, while many people regard him as an instant success.
“They don’t see the toil, frustration, and plain hard labor that goes on behind the scenes.”
They are blind to the fact that you are working for pennies on the dollar. “I was paid N10,000 for my first film and N15,000 for my second,” the actor claimed.
Deyemi, who has been in a number of Nollywood films, remarked that despite having poor grades in school, he excelled.
There’s a distinction to be made between hard labor and smart work. Many people believe that going to auditions is equivalent to completing the hard work. “All they have to do now is show results.”
When I first started out, I made a lot of short films. Before approaching the directors, I had them on my phone, which drew their attention.
Going to all the auditions didn’t help me as much as networking with the right people and establishing my worth.”