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I’m suffering an emotional breakdown, I’m going to quit acting – Actor Gideon Okeke laments poor treatment of actors in Nollywood [video]

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Former Tinsel star Gideon Okeke, has cried out over the poor treatment of actors in the Nollywood film industry, revealing his plans to quit the craft.

The actor who is known for his views on actors getting royalties for their work said it was slavery to use and actor’s image and likeness in near perpetuity without compensating them.

Gideon stated that film making was a collaborative effort until it was time to share the money, then actors were sidelined.

He added that he was going through an emotional breakdown due to the continued situation of the industry as he pondered quoting his job.

He wrote:

Out of Ignorance comes education. Out of Darkness came the Light.

Hear this :

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!

– WHAT THE HECK IS THE UNION / GUILD REPRESENTING ?

– WHAT THE HECK ARE THE PEOPLE IN POSITIONS OF POWER WITHIN THE INDUSTRY, DOING ABOUT IT?

-DO THEY CONSIDER GOING TO THE OSCARS, BEING ON NETFLIX, MORE IMPORTANT THAT THE WELFARE AND LIVELIHOODS OF THE PERFORMERS WHO ARE PERPETUALLY KEPT IMPOVERISHED?

Most professionals are entitled to a Pension, Gratuity etc.

BUT WHY IS THE ACTOR PERPETUALLY DENIED ROYALTIES AND RESIDUALS FOR HIS LIFE’S WORK??

Is it because the contract said so?

Is there really Always A Contract?

What does THE LAW have to say?

It’s become clear a lot of people are here for FAME! FOR PICTURES. For SLAY. They didn’t come here to change the world. Let alone, ASK QUESTIONS!

To have LIVED, is to ensure that through your life’s work, someone else lives/breathes easier, better.

I want to tag names but I want you to PARTICIPATE. TAG THEM!

Wahala for Any ACTOR wey do “Eyes-Right” for this Post O. May the industry continue to PERPETUALLY ROB ROB YOU OF YOUR DUES!!!

Na ME Talk. TALK YOUR OWN!

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Amadin Ogbewe

Written by Amadin Ogbewe

Amadin Ogbewe is a senior news reporter at Dockaysworld. He’s a chemist from the Ancient city of Benin. He enjoys slandering babies and watching sitcoms. He has been published on Fireside fiction magazine, Expound Magazine and others.

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