According to Talented Movie producer and actor, Saidi Balogun, inabiluty of entertainers to withstand the subtle pressure have pushed many celebrities into living fake lives, involve themselves in all sorts of unacceptable things just to keep up a good appearance.
He pointed out that the only thing those in the movie industry owed fans was to always produce good works that address certain societal issues.
“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,” he told Punch.
Balogun, who recently got nominated for the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award for his role in Banana Island Ghost, called on entertainers to use their talents to impact society positively rather than using it negatively.