I Was Paid ₦4000 For A Lead Role In Nollywood – Lateef Adedimeji

Nollywood actor Lateef Adedimeji has disclosed how he was previously underpaid in the industry despite playing lead roles. The actor revealed that he was paid ₦4,000 for a lead role in 2014.

Nollywood actor Lateef Adedimeji, star of ‘Jagun Jagun,’ revealed that he only began earning ₦100,000 to ₦200,000 per role in 2015.

He shared this during a recent episode of the ‘Deep Dive’ podcast hosted by comedian Teju Babyface.

Adedimeji stated, “If I tell people that I wasn’t collecting ₦100,000, ₦200,000 until 2015/16, a lot of people would not believe me. Before then, the highest I collected for a lead role was either ₦4,000, ₦5,000, or ₦10,000.

I was paid that low back in 2014 because it was more like a learning process.”

In other news, Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has opened up about his cold war with a popular actor who was recently laid to rest.

According to Plateau News, Yul addressed the speculations surrounding his absence from the actor’s burial and his silence on the matter.

In a post on Instagram, Yul disclosed that he considered the late actor a good friend and brother but felt betrayed by him repeatedly.

He hinted at sharing full details of their issues to help others learn from the experience, stating, “I didn’t want to say anything till after his burial. I know many asked why I wasn’t there.

Why I haven’t said anything about it since. I took him like a brother and good friend. I was there for him when he needed me. But he stabbed me in the back repeatedly.

That’s life. I will drop full details soon so others can learn from it. Be careful what you wish people, it could come to you.”