Lateef Adedimeji Reveals He was Underpaid for Movie Roles in 2014


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Nigerian director and actor Lateef Adedimeji has shared his experience of being underpaid despite playing main roles in movies back in 2014.


Lateef Adedimeji described that period as a learning opportunity and a stepping stone in his career.

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The ‘Jagun Jagun’ performer revealed that he received as little as N4,000 for a main role in 2014, a decade ago. He mentioned that he started earning between N100,000 to N200,000 for a movie role in 2015.


During an episode of the ‘Deep Dive’ podcast hosted by comedian Teju Babyface, Lateef Adedimeji expressed,

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“If I tell people that I wasn’t earning N100,000, N200,000 until 2015/16, many would not believe me. Before then, the most I received for a lead role was either N4,000, N5,000, or N10,000. I was paid that low back in 2014 because it was part of my learning process.”


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