Budding Nollywood actor, Davidson Dike has lamented the negative effect of the current economic recession on actors and actresses alike.
The ‘X-List’ actor called on the government to act fast before things get of hand.
Speaking with Encomium, the Imo State born said, “It’s disturbing how many youths have developed a penchant for being ‘playboys’ and ‘gigolos’. It’s disturbing! I tell you, even in Nollywood.
“It’s on the increase lately especially with the ongoing economy recession. The impact of the current Nigerian economic downturn on practitioners of the Nigerian movie industry is alarming.
“Many good looking actors have turned into glorified gigolos sleeping around with rich women and many of these women are married. Imagine that.
“The excuse many of these fine boys give is that ‘boys must survive na’. But what I’m trying to say is that every lifestyle we indulge in will sooner or later tell on us. There is a repercussion for everything.
“I am from a strong Christian background. I can’t compromise my integrity for money. Think about it. Importantly, I won’t stop insisting that actors should diversify.
“Don’t make yourself ‘sex hawkers’, get industrious. That is one thing i do. I have another business I run. Our industry is not the type that brings a consistent income, so you just must have a backup,” Dike added.