Winner of Big Brother Africa (BBA) All-Stars edition, Uti Nwachukwu, has said that beyond the glitx and glamour of appearing on screen, acting does not pay much.
He said this while explaining, during an interview with Punch newspaper, the reason he no longer appears in Nigerian movies.
He said: “I haven’t been in the country, but I am back now. 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.”
Uti Nwachukwu also dismissed claims that he didn’t attend Yomi Casual’s wedding.
According to him, he did show up at the ceremony but spent only a short period because he had other things to attend to.
About why he’s not married yet, Uti said he was not in a rush to do so.
“I will marry at the right time and marriage is not a competition. Once I find the right person, nothing will prevent me from getting married. I am an adult and my parents are educated. Therefore, they can’t force me to get married,” he added.