Acclaimed Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, has always shied away from glitz and glamour.
For him, there is more to life than being famous or wealthy.
At 54, he says he has paid his dues and is now more focused on changing the narrative and sanitising the industry that made him a star as a way of giving back.
He has featured in over 200 movies in the last 30 years, including Chico Ejiro’s 1995 hit, ‘Deadly Affair,’ which earned the charismatic actor superstar status. Although he often plays good-guy roles, he did shock fans by playing a really bad guy in a couple of films.
Older, wiser, and clearly more self-aware, the actor, who is currently based in Germany with his new wife and their child seems displeased with trends in his industry and the country at large.
A he blamed APC and PDP for the problems of Nigerians have. According to him, if Nigerians can say – okay, anybody that has been in PDP before, anybody that has been on APC before, please step aside. It means we would have a new Nigeria. But the country is not making advancements towards the industrialisation era. We are just sitting and sharing money. Since I began living in Germany, I’ve not heard anything about budgetary allocation.