A Nollywood movie producer and actor, Saidi Balogun has hit on fans as one of the factors responsible for the fake life most Nigerian celebrities are accused of living.
In an interview with Punch, Saidi stated that the those in the movie industry only owe their fans the ability to always produce good works that address certain societal issues.
Balogun added that many entertainers, unable to withstand the subtle pressure, involved themselves in all sorts of unacceptable things just to keep up a good appearance.
He told Punch: “It is always better to be yourself. I am myself, I don’t believe in the saying that you are addressed the way you are dressed. I believe that people should be judged based on their intellectual prowess and not by their appearance. I can ride okada from Lagos to Ibadan. I believe in doing what makes me happy.”
“The pressure people put on celebrities can push some of them to get involved in some deals that they are not supposed to do. They force them to live fake lives” Saidi Balogun added.