When it comes to acting, most especially in the Yoruba genre, one name that will ring a million bells is Antar Laniyan. Heís an actor, a stage craft person and a good actor of that nature. But how many people will believe that despite all the glamour and razzmatazz displayed on screen, just a few of them can boast of N100k in his or her account. Antar Laniyan who is directing for Wale Adenuga Productions, has made a revelation that a lot of actors have their wives as their support.
`` itís difficult to get people to help us. They think we are rich. Our wives are richer than most of us. I don't want to name names, but I know a lot of actors whose wives are richer than they are. Most of actors drive their wives' cars. That is the truth. Even the area boys don't believe you don't have money. They think you are the one making the money, but they don't realize we are just actors who find happiness in acting``
Canít there be a way out of this situation or a kind of sanitation that will make the Yoruba industry well appreciated? We inquired and the veteran actor has this to say
``If you don't do it, somebody else will do it. If someone calls you to take N20, 000 and you don't come, somebody else will take N5, 00! Again, the people out there believe in what they see; so, if they don't see you often, you are gone! So, you have to keep going. Some of us don't like what is happening, but we can't help the situation and you have to pay bills. This issue that you have just talked about makes people cry, but they can't help it.
They know they are good actors, but they have to collect the ridiculous fees. This is because if they don't collect it, they will stop using them. Therefore, you have to keep helping so that by the time you want to do your own, those people too will now come and you pay them that same peanut.`` Click the link below to go to...COLORADO CINEMA SHOOTING PROPHESIED BY TB JOSHUA Funke Akindele Honoured With Varsity Award Tiwa Savage Signs Autograph On Fan's'Sober' Tonto Dikeh Begs Rita Dominic, 'I'll Never Disrespect You Dead Or Alive' N15m Scandal: Jim Iyke Is A Criminal--Habiba Abubakar [Pic; Detained Jim Iyke Included] Tonto Dikeh At War With Ini Edo, Calls Her 'Desperate Old Cargo' Prophet Ayorinde Loses $28,000 To 419nersWHEN DESMOND ELLIOTíS MUM TOOK HIM TO POLICE STATION
violet | 7/21/2012 1:05:24 AM
manage am ,my brother half bread is better than none or join poltics thief money . Reply this thread
Teema | 7/21/2012 3:38:42 AM
Alwys giv tanx 2 God Almighty 4 wat he has done 4 u cos sum ar stil out dere lukin up 2 u. Reply this thread
tolab | 7/21/2012 3:38:49 AM
mr antar laniyan this is why you should play a more pro active role in antp.you should have a strong union like your nollywood counterparts and force the marketers to pay a uniform amount of money.all artistes will be bound by the union and any artiste who flouts d union rules by going behind them to work for lower fees would be sanctioned and banned to send a message out to others Reply this thread
Chuks | 7/21/2012 4:05:24 AM
We knw some celebrities spend more than they earn. B prayerful God will see u through. Reply this thread
Hamzat Olalekan | 7/22/2012 8:14:10 AM
Alwayz thank God man, u ar one of d best actor in Africa, there ar many out there dat dont even c d support of their wives, u shouldthank God 4 dat. Reply this thread
PAPI | 7/27/2012 3:40:23 AM
THE YORUBA FILM PRODUCERS SHOULD BE THINKING OF HOW TO PRODUCE QUALITATIVE FILMS, I AM AN INVESTOR IN THIS SECTOR, AN AVERAGE OF 60 YORUBA FILMS ARE PRODUCE MONTHLY, AND THE CDS ARE MOSTLY SUBSTANDARD, THERE IS THE NEED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF FILMS THAT ARE RELEASED, FILMS CAN ALSO BE TAKEN TO CINEMAS BEFORE THE CDS, THIS WILL SURELY INCREASE THE INCOME OF THE PRODUCERS AND THE ACTORS,IF NOT THE INDUSTRY WILL NOT DEVELOP LIKE THEIR ENGLISH MOVIE COUNTERPARTS. Reply this thread
Nabajit | 8/20/2012 1:51:13 PM
2d0my dear Funke, cast ur mind back to the days of I NEED TO KNOW u were a good girl, and i know u still are. In your marriage, take each day as it come akmadne the best out of it. Don't mind those talking about divorce, ur own is ordained by the Almighty and no weapon formed against it shall prosper. Let all of u talking of divorce take of ur homes, and if u're not yet married then go and plan for ur own. SPOILERS. My baby, i wish all of God's blessing. Go forth andmultiply and be prosperous in JESUS name. Amen. Am just one of ur numerous fans. CONGRATULATIONS FUNKE. GOD BLESS U AND UR MAN. He is lucky to have u as his wife. Reply this thread
Adunni | 9/5/2012 4:42:28 AM
I totally support your views PAPI. Mr. Anta shd just bear it and make it serve as lessons to the upcoming actors & actresses that everything is not money. So far it is what you love doing and it interests you., and besides your fans appreciate it. Do not relent. Surely, there is always a light at the end of a funnel. As for me, i have never regretted watching any of your movies. They are always educative and reflecting your level of maturity and intelligence.
But i would like to add to PAPI's comment on Movie-makers. Kindly help us organize a forum that would thoroughly watch and criticize every yoruba movie bf publicizing it. Most of these films makers dont consider our kids in their story-lines. Permit me to mention OMO-GUCCI movie. Parents in most homes are not happy abt the UNRESERVED DISPLAY OF IMMORALITY in this movie. Should we restrict our kids from watching yoruba movies? Of which we are all aware it is a very difficult rule to make on our kids. They would find their ways and watch it. So, pls LETS BE CONSIDERATE OF HOW WE DISPLAY ACTS OF ROMANCE in our movies. We can simply do with SUMMARY of such scenes. Bcs we still claim YORUBA is best in term of culture. Lets maintain this. Reply this thread