Being An Actor Has Frustrated Me, I Want To Quit – Gideon Okeke Laments

 

Being An Actor Has Frustrated Me, I Want To Quit – Gideon Okeke Laments

 

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The Nollywood Actor, Gideon Okeke has lamented over the ill-treatment meted out to actors in the Nigerian movie industry.

While revealing to the general public that he is beginning to feel frustrated about his acting craft and the usefulness of the actor’s guild in Nigeria, Gideon went ahead to complain about the meagre payment they received for their hard work.

The thespian made this known in a lengthy write-up he made via his Instagram handle.

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He wrote:

“WHY IS IT RIGHT FOR ACTORS TO NOT RECEIVE ROYALTIES AND RESIDUALS FOR THEIR LIFE’S WORK IN NIGERIA.

IS IT BECAUSE IT SAYS SO IN THE CONTRACT ?

IS THERE REALLY ALWAYS A CONTRACT ?

WHAT THE HECK DOES THE GUILD STAND FOR REALLY ?

I’VE REALLY BEGUN TO FEEL FRUSTRATED IN THIS CRAFT THAT I LOVE SO MUCH. REMEMBER THAT DURING THE TIMES OF COVID LOCKDOWN, ONLY FOLKS WORKING IN “ESSENTIAL SERVICES” WERE ALLOWED TO COME OUT. DOCTORS, NURSES, FARMERS ETC ETC.

LET ME REMIND YOU THAT WHILE YOU WERE HOLED-UP IN YOUR HOME FOR UPWARDS OF 4 MONTHS, WATCHING TELEVISION, THE ACTOR PARTICIPATED ACTIVELY, IN KEEPING YOUR SANITY IN CHECK. THAT’S AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE IF YOU ASK ME.

BUT FOR ALL THAT THE ACTOR DOES (FOR SOCIETY) ALL THAT ACCRUES TO HIM AT THE END OF THE DAY, IS THE UPFRONT PAYMENT WHICH HE ACCEPTED. WHICH MOST OF THE TIME, COMES AT A PIECEMEAL DROP, COVERING FOR A DURATION OF A LIFETIME….FOR LIFE!”

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