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My sister once told me there is no money in Nollywood- Timini Egbuson

My sister once told me there is no money in Nollywood- Timi Egbuson


Nollywood actor and Younger Brother to Dakore Egbuson, Timini Egbuson has narrated about his early days when he joined Nollywood.

The actor who started acting during 2010 on M-net soap opera and Tinsel revealed how he struggled to make it in life as friends and his sister discouraged him in his acting career.

During a chat with Taymesan on “Tea with Taymesan Poscast” he said his sister once told him there is no money in Nollywood before he started his acting career as he planned on about building a personal brand rather than just be an actor.

In his words;

“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”.

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