Entertainers do a lot of work to keep their audience happy in their highly competitive industry. This comes as no wonder seeing as an A-list actor can be usurped at any moment if he is not on his A game always.
Sometimes, when people feel inadequate, it can lead to depression. It is always comforting to know that one has a shoulder to lean on during such trying times.
Nollywood actor, Muyiwa Ademola, revealed in an interview with Punch that he once became depressed after he felt he was no longer relevant in the industry.
According to him, comedy movies became a thing, and he was also pressured to start doing comedy movies so as not to be outshined by his competitors but he soon discovered that it was not his calling.
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“I have been depressed before and I thought it was over for me as an actor. I am a serious film-maker, unlike some of my colleagues who do comedy.
“When there was an influx of comedy movies in the industry, marketers wanted me to shoot comedy too. I tried to emulate my colleagues, but it didn’t come to me naturally. Later, I realised that I was not made for comedy movies; I am made for serious and touching stories.”
He further explained that his wife was very instrumental in bringing him out of his gloom, and that depression is now a thing of the past for him.
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“I felt depressed during that period. I had stories that once you saw them, you would just go home and sleep. I felt dejected and thought it was over for me as an actor. But my wife helped me through those times. She assured me that it was a passing phase and it was actually one.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nollywood actress, Ebube Nwagbo, explained that her parents understand that marriage is not something to be rushed.
She revealed this in a recent interview.
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