DON’T BE DECEIVED: The Actors Who Flaunt Wealth On Social Media Maybe Into Other Kind Of Businesses, BUT…Not Acting -----Veteran Joke Silva.

Joke Silva.

Today, all you hear is that this female actor has bought a house in Banana Island, tomorrow, another has bought a duplex and a Range Rover car in Lekki, next tomorrow, another just bought and moved into a Porsche house in Ikoyi and one begins to wonder if truly, this is how lucratic acting has become there days and you still see the very VETERANS, I mean individuals whose sweats made and still making the industry what it has become today living from hand to mouth, then you wonder if it is just acting that is paying for all the houses and exotic cars these actors, especially the ladies flaunt on Social Media.


The rise amongst youths the desire to emulate and imitate our actors whom they see as their role models makes the matter worse, most especially when they start seeing these fake and unexplainable lifestyles by Nollywood actors as ways of life and then, the wish to chase what is not chasing them by joining whatever it is that is giving them such very flamboyant lives becomes worrisome amongst the youths.

It is no longer news therefore that the industry, I mean, the Movie Industry has been in a LULL for a very long time now and the funds to make movies are no longer available, thereby creating a huge gap filled by those who cut corners with what we call “ASABA MOVIE INDUSTRY” today where actors go as low as paying producers to be featured in their movies and these actors are same people buying houses and exotic cars in highbrow areas in Lagos and you are forced to ask “WHAT EXACTLY THESE ACTORS DO FOR A LIVING” to afford such flamboyance?  

Painful is the fact that you will see a female actor who has not been featured as “LEAD” in any movie since she started acting, nor done more than 20 movies her entire career life in the industry showcasing such affluence and wealth that are simply irritating, painting the industry in bad light amongst those who labored to raise the stakes they are supposed to help harness.

Infact, during the launching of the Nollywood Healthcare or Health Insurance Scheme by the leadership of the AGN in Lagos, a reporter asked one of the stakeholders why an unparticular “VERY UNSUCCESSFUL FEMALE ACTOR” was doing in the pictures sent out and she said, “Well, we just want to help her chop that money wey she dey collect from men since she just bought a house in Lekki and a new Range Rover to go with it” and this is an actor who cannot express herself to convince even a 2year old that she is an actor.

In a recent interview by Our Darling Veteran Betty Irabor’s Genevieve Magazine, Veteran actor, “Mummy Joke Silva” spoke on sundry issues and specifically corrected the notion which is gradually putting huge challenge on the image of practitioners in the sector about how these actors make the wealth they throw at us on Social Media from and these were what she had to say.

“DON’T BE DECEIVED BY WHAT GOES ON SOCIAL MEDIA. OBVIOUSLY THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE SUCH ACTORS ARE DOING, PERHAPS OTHER BUSINESSES TO SHORE UP THEIR INCOME. THE REALITY IS THAT ON THE EARNING CAPACITY OF AN ACTOR IN NIGERIA, YOU CANNOT HAVE THAT SORT OF LIFESTYLE IN THIS ECONOMY.YES, PART OF OUR INDUSTRY IS TO HAVE GLAMOUR BUT ALSO THE OTHER PART IS TO HAVE REALITY”.

Now, with the statement from our darling mummy Joke Silva’s interview above, one wonders how a female actor who may not have earned more than “A Hundred Thousand Naira” in any of the movies she had featured in be able to afford a house in Lekki or Banana Island, when those who has been “Brand Ambassadors” to multinational companies on countless occasions still live in rented small apartments?

What do these ladies do to make money other than acting that is known to some of us who are industry watchers because I am pushed to start mentioning their names one after another and their unexplainable wealth?

Whose role models are they actually?

Exactly what do these FEMALE ACTORS DO TO MAKE THE KIND OF MONEY THEY SHOWCASE TO US? We want to know.