Being A Nollywood Actor Doesn’t Guarantee Wealth – Actress Destiny Etiko
Nollywood actress, Destiny Etiko, has said that being an actor does not guarantee wealth.
The sultry actress stated this in an interview with The Punch where she revealed that it is only the extent of one’s popularity that determines the amount of money he or she will make from acting.
“Nollywood gives some people money while it does not give others money. It depends on the extent to which the masses love and want to see one. That would determine one’s pay. It is not every entertainer that has money. Some people are just trying to package themselves. Nollywood does not pay that much. But, if one is known, one will have money.”
This is coming off the heels of the viral news that Destiny placed her gateman’s daughter on scho
This is coming after reports that the actress placed her gateman’s daughter on scholarship went viral.
Speaking on why she decided to place the child of her gateman on a scholarship, Etiko said, “Each time I came back from work, she was always seated by the gate with her parents. They don’t have basic appliances in their home. Anytime I go out, I endeavour to buy her something. Sometimes, I give her mother money to buy things for her.
“One day, I asked her mother why her daughter was not going to school. She answered that she and her husband did not have money to train her in school. That was why I decided to take up the responsibility (for her education). I told her parents that I will train their daughter till university level. I decided to train her on my own so that her parents can look up to her in the future.”
On if her humble background was the reason she decided to help the underprivileged, the actress said, “Maybe. (But), not just my humble background. Ordinarily, I love to help people and I am very compassionate.”
Etiko also stated that the money she uses to run her foundation comes solely from her pocket.
She said, “I have not started soliciting for funds from anybody to run my foundation. All I have done regarding educating the girl child and poverty alleviation from my personal funds. That is why I don’t do it often.
“Some people have approached me for collaboration but when I saw what they were bringing, their money was nothing compared to what I spent. I wondered if these people wanted to publicise their names or if they really wanted to help. Also, being a brand ambassador to a company that produces diapers and sanitary pads gives me a platform to help many people. When I want to help people, I solely use my money.”
Addressing the assumption that actors do not usually help their sick colleagues but prefer to show off on social media, Etiko said, “I cannot categorically say if the statement is true or false. However, I don’t think there is oneness (unity) in Nollywood.
Aside from that, we have an association and a president. If our president comes out to say that one of our colleagues is sick, and everyone in the industry should contribute, I am sure everyone will do that.”
Praises Pour In For Davido’s Show In New York
Popular Nigerian Singer, Davido, kicked off his ‘We rise by lifting others’ tour in New York City and his fans have been full of praises for him.
The tour stops include New York, Toronto, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.
A fan, Louis OBO hailed, “Davido be giving the other guy don’t try this at home vibes
his crowd control and management”
Another fan, Rozapepper focused on one of the songs performed during the show, saying, “Davido performing LALA ft. CKay at this headlined sold-out festival in New York City is the most elated you have ever seen this year. The drummer deserves a raise.
Anonymous Justin, reacting to a clip from the show, said, “Davido said ‘Be chill’. The crowd said ‘Na man leave this part to us’. 001 we got you everywhere!!!”
BBNaija Boma Opens Up On Romantic Affair With Tega (Video)
Former Big Brother Naija Housemate, Boma Akpore has finally opened up on his relationship with co-reality star, Tega Dominic which generated a lot of controversy on social media.
Recall that Tega Dominic was introduced at the Big Brother’s house as a married lady with a child and people got the impression that she would be a no-go area for her male colleagues.
However, while in the house, Boma and Tega were caught in several suspicious moments which triggered numerous black lashes with people accusing them of defiling Tega’s marriage.
Speaking on this, Boma in the previous episode of the Big Brother Naija Reunion show revealed that he was aware that Tega’s marriage crashed a long time ago while in the house and to him he was dealing with a single woman.
Recall that Tega took to social media a few months after the BBNaija Season 6 show ended to reveal that her marriage ended since 2020 which left many surprised given that she and her estranged husband had put forward a show of being married leading many to hit at her over her actions in the house.
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‘Must We Portray Sexiness In A Vulgar Manner’
Big Brother Naija alumni, TBoss, has recounted the different trends displayed by women saying she’s fed up with the trend of portraying sexiness in such a vulgar manner.
TBoss stated this via a post on her Instagram story on Wednesday where she narrated the most recent trends saying the latest of them which involves groping of the boobs is getting out of hand.
“It used to be females twisting their heads so hard to show their faces yet include their butts in photos. I tried it, I almost rearranged my organs so I gave up…
“Then came the tongues sticking out, looking like a generation of serpentine spirits…
“Now it’s the boob grope. The amount of self-fondling and boob groping is legit getting outta hand.
“Must we portray sexiness in such a vulgar manner? What’s next? Abeg I don tire for una.” She wrote.
See a screenshot of the post
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