Amount top Nollywood actors earn: Lambert Eluke who is always behind the scene, but a major stakeholder in the Nigerian movie industry, believes that there are lots of beautiful faces in Nollywood that can melt hearts. However, he is not ready or willing to take any of them home as a wife, for fear of premature death. “No! Never! I’ll never marry an actress. I don’t want to die young, please. They don’t stay one place.
After one year of marriage, they dump you and move to another person. I can’t marry an actress, i need to live long oh,” the Enugu State born movie producer squeals to Inside Nollywood. However, he admitted that he has soft-spots for three delectable divas. “If I’m to just make a wish, I would settle for any of these three actresses, Chizzy Alichi, Rachel Okonkwo or Ruth Eze, I crush on them, for their meekness and good hearts,’’
he added. Mr. Eluke, whose latest productions, Enemies Must Bow and Teachers In Love are fast selling in major movie markets, recounted some challenges he faces in the industry.
“I have been in the industry for eight years. Some actors can be annoying, they leave your set to another location, abandoning your own productions. Aside that, some actors still charge so high.
For my latest movies, I paid Kanayo O Kanayo, N1Million, Zubby Micheal, N500,000, Rachel Okonkwo, N400,000, Yul Edochie, N800,000, and the likes, then I still have to pay for their hotel accommodations. It’s not easy at all.”