Nkechi Blessing speaks up on Asaba movies
Regarding Nollywood’s business practices and how the entertainment industry, particularly the film and television industries, pays its performers, a lot has been stated and rumored.
It is not an easy assertion to debunk because many people hold the opinion that acting doesn’t pay well, and occasionally similar claims are made by performers who work in the field.
Even Nevertheless, no one ever actually provides specific information about their earnings or the salary in the business, despite complaints.
Nkechi Blessing, a Nigerian actress, is now revealing the truth about this and discussing the salaries of asaba performers.
Here is the pertinent portion of Nkechi Blessing chat with the female members of Your View on TVC, along with what she stated.
Nkechi Blessing was first asked, “What movie are you working on? to which she said:
I think I’m going to be doing 2 Yoruba movies by the end of October to wrap up the year and then, I’m working on a project. After I leave [this interview], I’m going to Ajah.
Do you really make money from these movies?”
Yes, I’ve started making money from English movies but not like when I was doing Yoruba movies. Now this is the problem, this is why the call me ‘I talk too much’.
Okay, a lot of people say that there is no money in movies, there is a lot of money where you decide to channel your energy. Like the last movie I did in Asaba, I did three movies, and those three movies were N1.5 million.
N500,000 a movie. Yes, that’s how much they pay in Asaba.
I see people say when Asaba actress buys car, buys house, “is it not just Asaba movie?” Hello?!
Those people are cashing out in the East. Seriously! When I’m going back to the East now, like four producers are already asking me when am I coming back?
Three, three, three from each movie. Na one one naira na him dey turn to one million oh! You get it? That has been my life.
If I want to get a car now, I have to save towards it. I no get godfather one place, I no get sugar daddy anywhere. So the kobo kobo wey I get, I go carry it.
“Do you want to get [a sugar daddy or godfather]?
I want o! I don’t mind. It doesn’t matter. Abeg oh, I am very single and searching.
I have a relationship that is an open relationship for now, not like [he goes out, I go out], ah! No.
But haba, this destiny helper that we used to talk about, God will not come down and help you na.
Somebody might be watching me now and be like “oh my gad, I like how she talks. Okay, let me help her.” My helper oh, my helper [laughs].