Actress and producer, Yetunde Bakare, has revealed that the underlying problem causing enmity among friends in Nollywood is blind competition as well as the battle for popularity.
In an interview, the actress said, “Fake friends are a common problem because there is a lot of competition among us (actors). A lot of people create things that don’t exist just because they want to convince people they are doing fine.
“Because of social media popularity, actors always want to impress their fans. If a particular actor is getting many roles, her colleagues could say the person is using voodoo.
“Some actors don’t even know what they want, forgetting that we all have our own time (to shine). Also, whenever some actors have issues with their careers, they blame it on their friends in the industry. Some actors don’t even want to be corrected. When one tries to correct them, they think one hates them or that one is a fake friend.
“I tell people that they don’t have to follow the crowd. Some actors even borrow the latest cars from car dealers all aimed at impressing people.”
Bakare added that it was a misconception that unmarried actresses do not want to be controlled by men. She added, “There are several misconceptions about unmarried actresses. A lot of people don’t understand that dating an actress is like dating a doctor. The difference is that actresses are always on the screen, while doctors are not regularly seen. The similarities between the two professions include the fact that we don’t stay/sleep at home when duty calls, and we save lives with the information we give.”