Nigerian actor Timini Egbuson has disclosed the struggles he faced when he first joined the Nollywood movie industry.
Timini Egbuson is the younger brother of veteran actress Dakore Egbuson. He has disclosed that his sister told him the movie industry is not lucrative as it seems.
During an interview as a guest on “Tea with Taymesan’s podcast,” he made this disclosure.
“I knew I was not going to do 9-5 because I am very restless. I knew that this waking up in the morning being in traffic, won’t be what it will be. So I started to look for alternatives, I knew I was not going to do ‘Yahoo’.
“I can’t be in a Police station or be in a cell. A lot of people at that time were going into that. Sometimes, guys will tell you, won’t you carry a laptop?
This one you are going to movie sets. Even Dakore used to tell me at the time that there is no money in Nollywood. What will you be doing?”
That’s why from the beginning it might seem like it was strategic, but it was more of a divine direction that I got from God to make sure that I am building a brand as well that people want to see.
What these other guys don’t understand is that you can’t only be a good actor, you have to be a marketable brand”.
Asked how he has been coping with being in the spotlight, he answered: “I have always loved the spotlight, I have always found myself in the spotlight.
If I stand at the corner of the wall, the spotlight will come. The battles I have internally are this: ’Am I switching up, am I becoming a different person?” he said.