Nollywood actor, Blossom Chukwujekwu, has revealed that he delved into acting by mistake and he has not for once regretted sticking to it.
The actor made this revelation in an interview with The Nation, where he spoke on challenges in the make-believe world among other issues.
Read excerpts from the interview
IT’S been more than a decade since you delved into the Nigerian film industry, any regret so far?
No regret at all. This is where I’m supposed to be. I was born to be here and this is my belief. Even though, I stumbled on it, when I found out that this is what I am supposed to do, I followed it. It has not been an easy road. It’s been very challenging but also rewarding.
You have to know what you want, work at it and never reduce the size of your dream and make sure you improve your attitude, discipline, skills to mark the destiny that you want. So for me, I have no regrets.
How profitable is acting to you?
At least, it pays my bills. Though, I don’t do acting alone. I am a businessman and philanthropist. And again, it depends on the value and standard you set for yourself. The value you place on yourself is what people will know you for.
But, are we really growing as an industry?
Absolutely, we are. Production qualities are increasing. We have slots in many film festivals around the world, the numbers of cinemas are increasing, at least we have about 40 cinemas in Nigeria but it’s still not enough.
But gradually a lot of investments are also rising. Nollywood is a profitable industry, it is about 7.5 billion-dollar industry, which is bringing 600 million dollars into this country every year, employs over one million people. Yes, we call them crappy films but those movies have put us on the world map.
I give kudos to stakeholders who are investing in this creative industry. Are we growing? Yes. We are not where we used to be but gradually, we are progressing.