"People call me all the time to come and feature in their movies, but I always decline." - Saint Obi on quitting acting.
Nollywood actor Saint Obi was once a household name in the entertainment industry. The "Just a Mission" star who recently returned to the entertainment scene as a musician, has revealed why he quit acting.
In an interview with The Daily Sun, the "State of Emergency" star revealed that he didn't quit acting because jobs stopped coming, but because he needed to do other things.
"As one grows older, you realize that you do not need to be in all the movies. If you have been following my career, as years went by, from doing 10 movies in a year, I reduced it to six. I later reduced to one per year, because I felt that it’s not how many times you appear in a movie but how well you act," the actor explained.
People call me all the time to come and feature in their movies, but I always decline. My reasons are that, as you move around you have other aspirations and other opportunities appear. In Igbo parlance, you don’t watch a masquerade display in one spot; you have to move around to get the total view.
Any smart person will take advantage of any opportunity that comes, there are a million and one businesses out there that align with what one’s profession. The Dangotes of this world do a million businesses; they don’t stick to one business and become who they are today.
I didn’t stop acting because jobs stopped coming but because I needed to do other things. However, I am still involved in the industry even though it is mostly behind the camera."
Saint Obi is popular for movies like "Take me to Mamma," "Festival of Fire," "More than a Woman," "Final Whistle" among others.
Watch actor in "Festival of Fire" below?