Saturday, 3 February 2018

Nollywood actor Femi Ogedengbe says he's a security guard in the U.S, not a gardener



Popular Yoruba actor Femi Ogedengbe, has for the first time, spoken about his relocation to the U.S, which he said was necessitated by poverty.

However, in a chat with Kemifilami, he revealed that he now works as a security guard in the U.S, and not a gardener, as being reported in some section of the media.

According to him: "I have relocated to the U.S. I got there in January, 2016, and my family joined me in July, 2017. I relocated because I just couldn’t cope with the way my life was going for me in terms of poverty. .

I saw myself as one of the very great actors in Nollywood. In 2005, I discovered that the Nollywood industry, where I belong, was becoming more and more a tribalistic industry because a few financiers who were throwing in money for productions dictated who appear in the movies. .

So, more and more, we discovered that those of us, talking about Emeka and others, we were not getting the jobs we should get based on merit, I had to move over to the Yoruba genre and even at that, I discovered that the Yoruba genre was more like a help- me-I-help you outfit that couldn’t pay my bills, I just couldn’t cope. .

I bless God for a good wife, everything got messed up, I was practically begging to feed. I looked into it, I have been travelling out of the country since 2007, I told my wife that we have to make a sacrifice. .

I need to move out of the country and seek a greener pasture and as God would have it, the plans worked out. To the glory of God today, we are in the US together. I am a Security Guard, a job that takes care of me, my family and my people back home, while I upgrade my film-making skill. .

I work as a security personnel, I trained to be a Security Guard and I obtained a guard card, which is the criterium to work as a guard, and maybe I might own my security company soon too."

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