Following reports that he is in high demand in Nigeria�s Nollywood, tall, curled-haired Ghanaian actor John Dumelo has said he does not jump onto just any movie set in the country.
Speaking to BEATWAVES, John said he accepts and rejects scripts based on different factors. �The fact that there so many scripts coming doesn�t mean I should do all the jobs. There were some scripts that I rejected.
You know, because I have to look at the storyline, who is directing, and some important things before I start shooting the movies. Yes I was rejecting a lot of scripts, but I was doing a lot of movies as well�, he said.
According to John, his decision was also due to time constraint. �The schedule is so tight that I can�t make time. Even as of now, if you call me to do a movie, I will probably tell you January or February because I have other movies to shoot till the end of January. So it was because of the schedules I had that sometimes made me reject those scripts�.
The tall gentleman, who started acting at the age of seven in the hit movie, �Baby Thief�, returned from Nollywood four weeks ago. He confirmed reports that Nollywood producers were on his trail, beckoning him to their set.
Even though he said it is tedious working on a lot of sets out there, he added that it is also fun and profitable working in Nigeria. �I initially went there to do two movies, but I ended up doing more. I was working twenty-four hours straight; I finish one movie and move to another set. I was really working in Nigeria, and I have been there for two months.
As we speak now, I am supposed to be in Nigeria, but I have to do some other movie for Abdul Salam�. John also refuted claims that acting is totally distracting his attention from his real estate business.
�Movies are not really pulling me away from my real estate job. Yes, it has limited my input into my business, but beginning of next year I have devised a new strategy to actually share my time accordingly�.
John is expected to return to Nigeria in December to continue shooting, but he says he is most likely going to stay at home and launch his foundation, before he heads out.
He will be embarking on a charity project where he will distribute books, pencils and other learning material to deprived basic schools.
Source: Daily Guide
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