Nollywood actress, Kehinde Bankole has opened up on what it takes to successful in the film industry.
In an Instagram live session hosted by Kunle Afolayan, the Netflix ‘Blood Sisters’ star said that it requires brainwork to make it big and remain relevant in the movie sector.
“Don’t see acting as a career you can come into when all other careers are not working for you. (Perhaps), you have been told that doctors and lawyers are more professional than actors, so you decided to start acting because you couldn’t cope in other fields,” the actress said. “Acting is not just about looking good; it involves a lot of intellectual work. You have to think on your toes, otherwise, you would become irrelevant.”
“Being able to sustain relevance is the real work, being able to make it pay your bills. Stumbling on fame doesn’t happen like that for people every time, like the case of Olajumoke the bread seller. There are people whose stories are like that but it’s usually one out of every five hundred,” Bankole continued.
Bankole starred alongside Kate Henshaw, Gabriel Afolayan amongst others in newly released Netflix original series Blood Sisters.