Rose Odika: “Movie practitioners are too poorly paid”

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Most of you might not know her but Rose Odika a veteran Nollywood actress, featured in her first movie in 1988 and remaining an integral part of the Nigerian movie industry today.

Rose, who once said her saddest day is the day her marriage crashed, believes she has featured in not less than a hundred movies with most of them being Yoruba movies since she hit the lime-lights with Ododo Eye, a 1994 movie by Wemimo Films Production.

Today the interim chairperson of the Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Oyo State chapter, Delta State-born Rose expressed her opinion in a recent interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that actors and actresses are too lowly paid and that it is one thing she would change if she could.

Speaking on the what drives her on despite her years of being in the industry and the challenges she faces, she said: ‘My target is to produce a movie that will be accepted internationally, once I do this, I would have achieved my aim, but now, I am just starting.’

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