They Collect Appearance Fee – Kenneth Okonkwo Speaks On Actors Supporting Tinubu
According to him, an actor is entitled to and get paid their appearance fees when they show up like that for a candidate.
Veteran Nollywood actor and Labour Party politician, Kenneth Okonkwo, became a trending topic on social media after his recent interview with Channels TV’s Seun Okinbaloye.
The actor-turned-politician spoke on a number of things including his Nollywood colleagues who had thrown their weight behind APC’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
According to Okonkwo, these Nollywood stars are entitled to visit anybody and get paid their appearance fees. He went ahead to note that he was on Channels TV talking as a politician and not as a Nollywood practitioner.
Not stopping there, Okonkwo added that an actor is entitled to his appearance fee and once they are called actors, they have to get paid.
He added that if he was invited as an actor and not as a politician, he would tell them what they would pay as his appearance fee and noted that the Nollywood stars backing Tinubu should be ignored because if they were politicians, they would appear on TV shows to answer questions on why they were supporting their candidate.
In his words: “They are entitled to visit anybody and collect their appearance fee. I am here talking as a politician, not as a Nollywood practitioner. An actor is entitled to his appearance fee and if you call him an actor, you have to pay him. If I was invited as an actor and I’m not a politician, I will tell you what you will pay as an appearance fee.
So let us forget them. When they say they are politicians, you see them here and you ask them questions, let us know the reason why they are following any candidate.”
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