Media personality/model, Uti Nwachukwu has not been featured in any Nigerian movie lately. In a new interview with Punch, he says this happened because acting doesn’t pay much and he’s not ready to pretend all is well and waste his time doing things that don’t swell up his bank account.
Read what the Big Brother Africa All Stars winner told Punch when he was asked why he stopped acting for a while now:
“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 despite the fact that his colleagues were getting married, Uti said he was not in a rush to do same.
“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.
Photo Credit: Uti Nwachukwu