Acting 'Doesn’t Pay Much' – Uti Nwachukwu Admits

Acting ‘Doesn’t Pay Much’ – Uti Nwachukwu Admits

Nollywood actor and TV personality, Uti Nwachukwu, has made a big admission about the financial rewards of an acting career, stating that it doesn’t pay him much.

Uti being one of the hottest names around in Nigerian entertainment at the moment, that could easily apply to most, if not all.

Movie lovers must have noticed Uti no longer appears in movies, unlike what obtained in the past. The last time he featured in a movie, Mummy Dearest 2, was last July.

In an interview with Punch, the winner of Big Brother Africa 5 attributed his absence from movies to its relatively low remuneration.

He said, “I took a break from acting because it doesn’t pay much and I am not ready for that kind of life. I don’t want to pretend about it; so, I am only focusing on what brings greater remuneration, which is television presenting and hosting of events.

“Acting would just be a hobby because honestly, producers can’t afford to pay what I want to earn. But I will not stay away from movies totally; I will pick only exceptional movies instead of featuring in all the ones I am invited to partake in.

“I don’t have so much time for little money. I am not here to pretend all is well. I am in the industry to make money; I am not in the industry to play.”