There’s more money in comedy than acting – Alibaba
Ace Comedian, Ali Baba has dismissed reports that comedians are increasingly featuring in movies because of the financial gains.
In a recent interview, Alibaba said comedians make more money than actors.
“Comedians do not shoot movies because they can make money from them. We make more money from stand- up shows than we make from movies. I have played in about two movies, you spend at least three weeks shooting a movie and you would make the money they are paying you for that movie at a show. For every entertainer, you will look for all platforms to entertain yourself.
“Jamie Foxx went into music and he won Grammy’s, he went into movies and he won an Oscar award; Jamie Foxx is a comedian. LL Cool J is a rap artiste but he also acts and nobody has screamed blue murder. Will Smith was a comedian, turned rapper and actor, nobody has screamed blue murder. What is just happening is that a lot of people do not understand that as an artiste, you need to express yourself in different ways.
“If someone sees me hold a photography exhibition, they would begin to wonder when Ali Baba delved into photography. They do not know that I started taking pictures since 1978. If someone sees me drawing, they would ask when I started drawing but I have been doing that since when I was in secondary school. Someone could see me dancing and be wondering but I was the third runner-up in John Player in 1981. There was a time someone said that there was a comedian in Nigeria who was the first person to perform in an aeroplane and I replied the person that I did that in 1993 with Nigeria Airways across Africa. People do not know because it was not reported. I have acted in several flicks, I did ‘My Guy’ in a movie Barsorge shot in 1997 and I was in the soap opera, The Honourables. The only reason I stopped acting was because there was no money in it,” he said.
Nollywood actor, Blossom Chukwujekwu weds
Nollywood actor, Blossom Chukwujekwu on Saturday walked down the aisle with his heartthrob, Maureen in a star studded ceremony.
Some of those who were in attendance were Desmond Elliot, Adesua Etomi, Linda Ejiofor, Uti Nwachukwu, Ufoma McDemott among others.
Banned Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau gets Hollywood invite
It looks like actress Rahama Sadau’s ban from Kannywood has shot her into limelight as she has been invited to the set of a Hollywood movie.
The movie is a collaborative effort between singer Akon and Nigerian movie producer, Jeta Amata.
@Rahma_sadau We look forward to seeing one of our own in Hollywood!
— Jeta Amata (@Jetaamata) October 15, 2016
Recall that Rahama Sadau was banned for falling on the back of rapper, Classiq in a music video.