Richard Mofe-Damijo, popularly known as RMD, shared valuable insights into the compensation of actors in contemporary Nollywood during a panel discussion at the Africa International Film Festival held this week.
Moderated by actor Enyinna Nwigwe, the panel featured RMD expressing his willingness to support emerging talents, even going as far as offering financial assistance to students approaching him for movie roles.
He emphasized the importance of a structured approach in the industry.
RMD stated, “There is no money that you will pay an actor in today’s Nollywood that we would consider as big money.
We love the work so much that we are not able to work according to your budget.”
Highlighting the collective passion for compelling storytelling in the industry, RMD echoed sentiments from fellow panelist Shaffy Bello, emphasizing the significance of respecting all contributors to a project.
The discussion underscored the industry’s commitment to collaborative efforts and the pursuit of engaging narratives, with RMD noting, “Actors are all suckers for good stories.
Once the story is good, you have got the attention of the actor.