Why Nollywood women make more money: Norbert Young

Veteran Nollywood actor Norbert Young has discussed why he believes women in the industry earn more money than males.

This was said by the 63-year-old movie star from Warri in an interview where he also talks about how Nollywood has changed over time, pension plans for retired performers, and how the government should support the growth of the film business.

He asserts that women are more attractive to money and have greater negotiating power than men, but this does not turn them into bad people.

In his words “People love women, they love what they do and women attract more money. It does not make them wayward or anything like that, women get gifts more than men do. Also, every actor has their own bargaining power and maybe the women are bargaining better.”

He also added “But I do not go asking how much you are paid, and you do not come asking me how much I am paid. Better is relative, I think it depends on priorities and what is better for you might not be better for me.”

Speaking about the practice of sick actors who are frequently spotted on social media begging for money to receive medical attention, Young claimed that because it is Nollywood, the situation is exaggerated and blown out of proportion.

“If you are on social media you will see many people doing this but everybody thinks it is only in Nollywood. It happens all over the world,” he stated.

Over three decades have passed since the beginning of the renowned Nigerian actor Norbert Young’s career in movies. Several films, such as “Third Eye,” “Checkmate,” “Tinsel,” and “Family Circle,” have included him. Apart from his roles in movies and television shows, Young has also made appearances in a number of stage plays.





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