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I do more of free movies – RMD

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By Ahmed Boulor

Veteran Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo must cost a willing producer a whole lot to get onset especially with his experience and calibre but funny enough, the actor has revealed that sometimes if not all the time, he has not been given his worth because of his familiarity among most moviemakers.

The actor and former Commissioner, who can be described as one of the most famous faces on the movie scene since the evolution of Nollywood in the early 90’s, revealed that much during a monitored broadcast interview with Africa Magic’s magazine TV show ‘Jara’.

The host of the show, Uti Nwachukwu, asked RMD how much producers pay him to appear in their movies and the actor spilled the beans.

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“It’s safe to say you’re definitely one of the most sought after and respected actors in Nollywood, it most cost a producer millions of dollars to have you in his movie”, Uti asked

The actor responded saying: “I don’t know what you are talking about; I mean we are in Nigeria. “I find ironically that I cost a lot less either because I’m blackmailed constantly by producers and directors.

They’re my boys or they are younger, they constantly say there is no money. You’ll be amazed that for every three films, I’ll probably do two free, practically for next to nothing. It’s just hard to say no”.

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