Timini Egbuson speaks on struggle breaking into Nollywood

Timini Egbuson, a Nigerian actor, has opened up about his early tribulations in the Nollywood film industry.

Timini is the younger brother to veteran actress, Dakore Egbuson spoke on how his sister made sure he understands that the film industry is not as profitable as it appears.

This revelation was made during the actor’s interview as a guest on ‘Tea with Taymesan’s Podcast.’

“I knew I was not going to do 9-5 because I am very restless. I knew that this waking up in the morning being in traffic, won’t be what it will be. So I started to look for alternatives, I knew I was not going to do ‘Yahoo’.

“I can’t be in a Police station or be in a cell. A lot of people at that time were going into that. Sometimes, guys will tell you, won’t you carry a laptop?

“This one you are going to movie sets. Even Dakore used to tell me at the time that there is no money in Nollywood. What will you be doing?

“That’s why from the beginning it might seem like it was strategic, but it was more of a divine direction that I got from God to make sure that I am building a brand as well that people want to see.

“What these other guys don’t understand is that you can’t only be a good actor, you have to be a marketable brand.”

Timini on how he is coping with fame

“I have always loved the spotlight, I have always found myself in the spotlight.

“If I stand at the corner of the wall, the spotlight will come. The battles I have internally are this: ’Am I switching up, am I becoming a different person?”

Timini was able to explain his personality and the battle he has had to face while handling his new life as a famous person.


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