I’m yet to make money from Nollywood – Dayo Amusa

Nollywood actress, Dayo Amusa, says she is yet to make money from Nollywood.

The chubby actress told The Sun in an interview published on Sunday that despite appearing in numerous movies and shooting 12 as a producer, she is yet to break even.


“I came into Nollywood as an actress before becoming a movie producer and to date, I have shot 12 movies and still counting. Truth be told, I have not made money from Nollywood yet. After 12 movies I have not made the kind of money that I should make but I know I will make it,” she said.

The 35-year-old added that she was worried about her movies not showing in all cinemas in the country.

According to her, cinema providers say some of her movies are too indigenous with ‘local’ titles.

She advised that cinema providers should support local content, adding that foreign movies indigenous to different parts of the world which are subtitled are shown in cinemas in the country.


Dayo said she was proud that fellow actress, Genevieve Nnaji, made a ‘beautiful’ movie, Lionheart, despite its disqualification by the Academy from being part of the race for Oscar Awards 2020.

“For me, making a movie is not about packing all the awards. Just do your best, deliver as much good quality as you can and understand what you are doing. That Genevieve made an attempt alone is a big plus for Nigeria and every filmmaker in Nigeria,” she said.