According to Nigerian actress Bimbo Ademoye, she got paid N12,500 for her first film (Twelve Thousand Five Hundred Naira).
According to her, the producers told her that she would receive payment six months after the shot, therefore her father chose to manage the N50,000 budget throughout the shoot.
Ademoye said this in a conversation she had about the personal challenges she faces in her job with YouTuber Hawa Magaji.
The Nollywood actress revealed that her parents’ divorce may have played a role in her struggles with anxiety and low self-esteem.
Ademoye claims that she has struggled with poor self-esteem from infancy and that working in the film industry forced her to learn how to deal with it.
The famous actress added that she still struggles with anxiety and that her father supports her in managing it, which accounts for their close relationship as father and daughter.
She said; “If I’m in a room with more than 10 people, I start to have an anxiety attack. I think my social anxiety came from having low self-esteem issues growing up, not being with my parents. I grew up with this thought in my head that nobody wanted to be around me.
“I don’t really like human beings because I feel like they are full of shit based on my experience. Most times I love to be by myself. I’d rather not deal with the hurt that people tend to bring. I’d rather just be on my own and just be around the few people that I’ve given access to me.
“I’m still dealing with that even at this stage. That’s why I’m very close to my dad because [he] was very big on helping me with that. I wet the bed for a long time. I’m talking about SS2 and SS3. My dad laughed it off.
My first ever acting gig, they told me they were going to pay me N12,500 and they were going to pay me six months after shooting. My dad paid for my shooting budget of N50,000 during the shoot.”
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