“Social Media Has Taken Over”: Foluke Daramola Explains Why Nollywood Veterans Beg for Money Online

“Social Media Has Taken Over”: Foluke Daramola Explains Why Nollywood Veterans Beg for Money Online

  • In recent months, Nollywood greats like Mr Ibu, Lalude, Iya Gbonkan, and others have gone online to beg Nigerians for support.
  • Legit.ng recently spoke with ace actress Foluke Daramola about the trend in the Nigerian movie industry
  • Daramola explained why it has become a norm to see many Nollywood stars begging for money online

In the past 12 months, at least 15 Nollywood veterans have gone online to beg for money, houses, cars, medical aid and many other things.

The development has continued to elicit concerns among Nigerians.

Legit.ng's Oke-Hortons Nosa engaged movie star Foluke Daramola to address the practice amid the concerns trailing it.

Foluke Daramola, Pa Agbako and Mr Ibu
Nigerian actress Foluke Daramola reveals to Legit.ng why many Nollywood veterans go online to beg for money. Photo credit: @realmribu/@folukedaramolasalako
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The rise of social media

Foluke Daramola-Salako shared with Legit.ng her thoughts about the disturbing trend and why she won't discourage the actors engaging in such from doing it.

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She said:

"Many of these people are not social media filmmakers, nor are they proficient at using it. The truth is social media has taken over the space, and for them to sustain themselves, it is really, really difficult. It is actually better for them to come out than die in silence."

I am redirecting my passion - Daramola speaks on her acting career

The Nollywood star, who became popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s, also spoke about her career and why she's not been in movies lately.

She said:

"I'm redirecting my passion. Also, I have been working underground, building my NGO for veterans, not just veterans but the old veterans and vulnerable of the movie industry. You would seen my work with Pa Charles Olumo aka Agbako who recently turned 100. So, yes I have not been acting much but I have been working."

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Foluke Daramola opens up about her first marriage

Legit.ng earlier reported that Daramola opened up about her first marriage.

She revealed during an interview with TVC that her misery in the union started right from her wedding night.

Daramola shared with the ladies of Your View that she had to break her sim and change her number a day after her wedding at the request of her husband.

Source: Legit.ng

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Oke-Hortons Nosa (Senior entertainment editor) Oke-Hortons Nosa is a senior Entertainment Editor at Legit.ng. A graduate of Politics and Governance 2016 (KWASU), M.sc MILD (UNILAG). In 2022, I acquired a certificate in Digital publishing and advanced networking skills. I used to be a sports show presenter at KOKO. Previous work experience with Hortielaurieblogspot and KOKO.ng, culminating in over 7 years of work experience. Email: oke-hortons@corp.legit.ng

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