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Success In Nigeria Is About Who You Know, I Quit My Job Because I Was Tired Of Making Others Richer – Ninalowo

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Success In Nigeria Is About Who You Know, I Quit My Job Because I Was Tired Of Making Others Richer – Ninalowo

Nollywood Hunk Bolanle Ninalowo in a true confession chat with Sunday Scoop revealed that his mission to Nigeria when he landed few years ago was to start a business.

However, he later realised that he needed to become popular first in order to have influence.

Here is what the actor who was formerly based in the US told Sunday Scoop.

 “I actually came back to Nigeria to do business. But I realised that I needed to be someone to reckon with first. So, I put aside my entrepreneurial side and focused on my entertainment career, hoping that when I made it big, I would use my celebrity status to push the business. Even now, I tell people that I am not an actor, but I’m in the business of acting. Success in Nigeria is largely about who you know. Many people have great ideas in this country but if they don’t have solid backing, they would find themselves going nowhere.

A lot of people go into entertainment in Nigeria not because they are talented, but because they are looking for a way out. When I first started my music business in Nigeria, I was defrauded because I didn’t understand how the country worked then. I am a man of substance and I like to earn my respect.

People say I am disciplined and have a very strong work ethic, but it is only now that they are discovering what drives me. I’m trying to unleash the reasons behind my hustle. I was building my market base all along.”

I have a Bachelor in Accounting, and a Master in Marketing; so, I know what I’m doing. It’s strategic. When I left my former job, I told them I was tired of making other people richer. Rather, I would build my own brand and partner with others.”



  1. Duru James

    May 26, 2019 at 7:59 AM

    Your wisdom will not run dry. Dis happens all over the world but more common in Africa

    • Danti

      May 26, 2019 at 1:57 PM

      You’re absolutely correct, But it looks prevalent in Nigeria because opportunities are limited.

  2. Fifelomo

    May 26, 2019 at 8:42 AM

    All the best bro.

  3. Amanda

    May 26, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    I stay away from establishing business in nigeria for now. I really don’t think i need popularity contrary to what Mr. Ninalowo said. I like private life. Trust issue is a big problem in nija for me

  4. Ajoke

    May 27, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    He is right. He is not an actor. He sucks. No acting skills. D same expression on his face in all circumstances. No improvement over time. But he is good looking so in high demand. Will advise to have a plan b

    • Jilo

      May 27, 2019 at 3:12 PM

      Ajoke! are you just kidding? If this guy cannot act, now tell me whom do you think among his peers has the acting capabilities he has? This guy is one of the best Actors we have in Nigeria at the moment. Have you watched some of his movies at all? If you are saying his acting sucks then may be you have different reason for saying that OR may be you already have a crush on him and you couldn’t reach him plus he is a lady’s man.

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