Nollywood actress Foluke Daramola who is in her advanced stage of her life has issued out advice to the younger generation of actors taking over the screens.
Daramola noted that the new comers into the business are only hungry for fame and not ready to pay the price to maintain their attended fame.
According to her Rome was not built in a day so the likes of Liz Benson had already taken the hearts of many Nigerian before Genevieve emerged but was able to forge her way into their heart. She also said that the popularity level of Genevieve now cannot be compared to that of her early stage because it is going down.
“First and foremost, I want them to know that Rome wasn’t built in a day; it is not the day you give birth to a child that he starts to walk. A lot of my younger colleagues are so in a hurry to get to the top.
They don’t understand that it is not about getting to the top, but sustaining the top. So, a lot of them should be able to hold on and understand that life is in stages.
The way I have come of age in the industry is even more exciting because most of the time some people will get to the top, but will not be able to sustain their time there. At the end of the day, they just lose that relevance over time.
They should also believe in creativity and diversification, they shouldn’t say I just want to be an actress.
What else can you do apart from acting? If you are an actress and you don’t have a home, you are going to end up in crisis; you have to take a bow when the ovation is loudest where you will fall back to.
You can’t always be the star; there will always be another person, another talent. You can’t compare the rate at which Genevieve was popular before to now. Before her, there were the likes of Liz Benson, Regina Askia and there will be new stars.
So, when your time is up, what are you going back to, what are you going to fall back on? Most importantly, they should work hard, tolerate and be self-righteous and then the sky will be their beginning.” Foluke Daramola disclosed in an interview.