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I was earning N4,000 for a lead role in 2014, says actor Lateef Adedimeji

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Popular Nollywood actor Abdullateef Adedimeji Adetola, has shared his experience of being underpaid despite playing lead roles in movies.

The Ayinla and ‘Jagun Jagun’ star recounted that in 2014, he earned as little as N4,000 for a lead role.

It wasn’t until 2015 that he began receiving between N100,000 and N200,000 per role.

The fantastic act revealed this during a recent episode of the ‘Deep Dive’ podcast, hosted by comedian Teju Babyface.

If I tell people that I wasn’t collecting N100,000, N200,000 until 2015/16, a lot of people would not believe me.

“Before then, the highest I collected for a lead role was either N4,000, N5,000, or N10,000. I was paid that low back in 2014 because it was more like a learning process,” he said.