Yemi Solade, Veteran actor, turned 60 a few days ago has just shared with us on the reason why some of his fellow actors don’t like him.
In a chat with 9jatoday, he said, There is this particular practice in the Yoruba movie industry, which is called: I do for you, you do for me.
It works for some people but not for me mainly because I didn’t run a clique.
Stars will be invited to a location, and then they end up giving them money just for fuel, and end up moving around society men and women for the bigger survival.
So, I chose to remain the consummate actor that I am. To just be different, to do my craft and collect good fees and live a normal life……
I normally do my thing differently and I had some issues because they perceived me as someone who was arrogant and doing something they usually are not used to. They resolved I was just one guy that just came to have a feel of the industry.
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Up till tomorrow, I will keep on saying it that, the lack of education, formal training and professional training is the problem of that sector, but I give it to them; they are a bunch of raw talents that no one can take from them.
If you see their crafts, you will definitely fall in love with their skills, but the technical know-how and power of articulation is what is missing.
Also, the fear of Voodoo but I didn’t see all of that, Though I was cautioned to be extremely careful, but here I am today.
I have contributed in my own little way and I’m still doing that till present. And I think, we have more understanding now because those critics thought I was out to destroy the structure.”