72-year-old Dejumo Lewis has come out to say he’s broke.
Veteran Nollywood actor, Dejumo Lewis, who is famous for the Kabiyesi role in The Village Headmaster, Nigeria’s classic television soap opera showed on Nigerian oldest television channel, NTA from 1968 to 1988 that stars the late Justus Esiri and Femi Robinson, has come out to say that he’s broke
In a recent interview with Punch, the 72-year-old thespian stated that he has not been rich even though people call him a legend or an icon.
According to him:’I must admit that I have not been rich. I am the poorest paid actor even though people call me a legend or an icon. My pensions were not paid at a time even though it is stipends. You would be shocked how much I receive as pension.
‘I had to struggle to pay my rent and my staff. I must admit that right now, I am indebted to the management of the hotel that I am staying. I also owe two of my staff more than three months salary. They have been so loyal and committed to me.
‘I must tell you that I have been living on charity and that is why I have not been able to publish my book or run my publishing company. It has been very rough and tough but because of my focus on what I am doing which would be of great benefit to Nigeria, I have been coping until things become better. I must admit that I am broke.’
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