Acting No Longer Lucrative – Uti Nwachukwu

By Ikenga Chronicles December 3, 2017

Acting No Longer Lucrative – Uti Nwachukwu

Nigerian celebrity actor, Uti Nwachukwu has stated that acting is no longer as lucrative as it used to be, explaining that it was the reason why he decided to give it a break for something else.

Uti has not been seen in movies as he last featured in July, in the movie, Mummy Dearest 2.

In his interaction with Sunday Scoop, the winner of Big Brother Africa 5 said, “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.”

He dismissed a claim that he did not 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.

Uti however said that despite the fact that his colleagues were getting married, 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.