OC Ukeje Actor says he is not reliant on movie income

The actor is currently moving up the ladder of elite actors, following his role in "Half of the Yellow Sun", which is an adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie's novel.

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OC Ukeje at 'Wives on Strike' World Premiere.

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Nollywood actor, OC Ukeje, has disclosed that he does not depend on the income he makes from his impressive acting career. He maintained that it will be to his detriment if he does.

Ukeje revealed this in an interview with Punch News, while commenting on the suggestion that he charges too much and does not feature in regular home video.

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AMAA 2015 Nigeria nominees cover the latest edition of Exquisite magazine; OC Ukeje

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The actor however puts this down to interest and his desire to express his free will by featuring in any movie that he desires.

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“I don’t think I am biased by not featuring in home videos. I think everything is a conversation. I have been approached but it I think that the process of deciding to make a movie takes a lot of time."

"As a producer who wants an actor on a project, you have to send a script to him; the actor would then read it and decide if he wants to work on it."

“I find out from my experience that most of the people who do what people term as ‘Asabawood’ would call you to feature in a movie and when you give them your bill, they would say you are asking for too much.  But I am not asking for too much and it is a conversation."

"I have the right to feature in a movie that I like and you have the right to feature whoever you want to work with. That has been my experience.”

“Everyone who goes into this business has to be sure of the reason they are doing it in the first place. It is important to make money but I don’t think that money is everything."

"This is why some people have legacies. I would like to leave a legacy and have money but I have to be intelligent with the way I go about it."

"It would be silly of me to depend on films alone as my only source of livelihood especially because I know that the industry is not in a place where one or two pay days can cover you for a year. That happens abroad but not here”.

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OC Ukeje and Richard Mofe Damijo.

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Ukeje is currently moving up the ladder of elite actors, following his role in "Half of the Yellow Sun", which is an adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie's novel.

He started gaining prominence in 2009 after winning the fifth edition of the Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) television reality show.

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