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“I was collecting N4,000 for a lead role in 2014” – Lateef Adedimeji says as he reveals the greatest advice his father gave him (Video)

Lateef Adedimeji collecting N4000 in 2014

Nollywood actor Lateef Adedimeji is reflecting on his early career days where he was collecting N4,000 for a lead role.

In an interview with Teju Oyelakin on Tejubabyface show, he revealed that as far back as 2014, he was being paid N4000 for a lead role. He added that he only started getting paid N100,000 to N200,000 for a role in 2015.

He revealed that his father once told him that the day he would know he is successful is when women are surrounding him to get his attention. His father added that the day he will also know that the time of doom is beat us when he can’t caution himself and start following the ladies.

His father rang into his ears that females come with the success and the ruin.

“If I tell people that I wasn’t collecting N100,000, N200,000 until 2015/16, a lot of people would not believe me.

Before then, the highest I collected for a lead role was either N4,000, N5,000, or N10,000. I was paid that low back in 2014 because it was more like a learning process.”

My father once told me that the day you know you are successful is when women are surrounding you to get your attention. The day you will also know that the time of doom is near is when you can’t caution yourself and you start following them back. Females come with the success and the ruin”.

See some reactions to him getting paid N4,000 for a lead role below,

One Jaiye Jejeomo wrote, “They call it “the sacrifices you have to make in order to get to the top” but na when you reach the top sha.. person wey go through the same process wey no still reach top, na hin Sabi”.

One Emmanuel wrote, “Now he is big, you have to always press on

One Ajehmahn wrote, “Every successful person put in so much work in the past

One Ifeanyi wrote, “Everybody has a starting moment

One Tim Cook wrote, “400 in 2014 for a lead role is too small tf

One Reverse Truth wrote, “No wonder most of these legendary actors are not doing so well”.

His statement about his father’s advice, however was met with mixed reactions,

One Gbade Conceptz wrote, “Same thing my father said before he died

One Taibat Ajiboye wrote, “Females don’t come with the ruin. If you’re not disciplined, it’s on you

One Olujet Boss wrote, “Facts

One Erelu Bade Ladele wrote, “Your father is a wise man”.

This isn’t the first time Lateef is opening up on his poor pay during his early days. Recall that while counting down to his birthday last year, Adedimeji revealed that he was once paid N5000 for a lead role.

He recounted how he was just a helpless young boy who does his things and made people laugh unintentionally, which led to open doors for him.

Lateef has no doubt come so far in his career and now, the actor is getting recognition for his talent. He was recently nominated for AMVCA 10th edition Best Actor in a lead role, unfortunately, he lost to Wole Ojo.

few weeks back, Lateef Adedimeji had expressed excitement at receiving an award for his role in Femi Adebayo’s movie, Jagun Jagun. He expressed how honored he was to be on stage alongside the gods of Nollywood as he vowed to never forget the moment.

Months back, Lateef left his wife, Mo Bimpe feeling proud of him, in Vienna, Austria as he bagged an international award for his role in the movie, Ayinla.

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