Dejumo Lewis Cries Out – “I’m The Poorest Paid Actor”

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Veteran Nigerian movie star, Dejumo Lewis, popularly known for his role as Kabiyesi in the classic NTA TV series ‘The Village Headmaster’ has opened up on how poor he is.

In an interview with Punch, the 72 year old actor cried out that he has never been financially stable despite his legendary status.

I must admit that I have not been rich. I am the poorest paid actor even though people call me a legend or an icon. My pensions were not paid at a time even though it is stipend. You would be shocked how much I receive as pension. ‘I had to struggle to pay my rent and my staff. I must admit that right now, I am indebted to the management of the hotel that I am staying. I also owe two of my staff more than three months salary. They have been so loyal and committed to me” said the thespian.

I must tell you that I have been living on charity and that is why I have not been able to publish my book or run my publishing company. It has been very rough and tough but because of my focus on what I am doing which would be of great benefit to Nigeria, I have been coping until things become better. I must admit that I am broke” lamented the TV star.

 

Dejumo Lewis’ story is one of many movie veterans in the Nigerian film sector who are not financially well-off.

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