Why Other Actors Think I’m Arrogant —Yemi Solade
Nollywood thespian, Yemi Solade has addressed some controversies trailing his persona in a new interview.
Speaking with City People recently, the 60 years old veteran actor reveals why he doesn’t feature in plenty movies like his other industry colleagues.
Yemi Solade also addressed why his fellow actors think he’s arrogant. In his words, he said;
“There is this particular practice in the Yoruba movie industry, it is called: I do for you, you do for me. It works for some people but not for me because I didn’t run a clique. They will invite stars to location, and end up giving them money just for fuel, and end up running round society men and women for the bigger survival. So, I chose to remain the consummate actor that I am. To just be different, to do my craft and collect good fees and live a normal life.
I was doing my thing differently and I had issues because they saw me like someone that was arrogant and doing something they were not used to. They concluded I was just one guy that just came to have a feel of the industry.
Till tomorrow I will keep saying it that, lack of education, professional training, formal training is the problem of that sector, but I give it to them, they are a bunch of raw talents, that no one can take from them. If you see their crafts, you will fall in love with their skills, but the technical know-how and power of articulation we don’t have.
Also, the fear of Voodoo but I didn’t see all of that, I was cautioned to be extremely careful, but here I am today. I have contributed in my own little way and I’m still doing that now. And I think, we have more understanding now because those critics thought I was out to destroy the structure.”