I went into acting because I was broke – Ayoola Ayolola

Nollywood actor and star of the SGIT series Ayoola Ayolola has disclosed the reasons for his decision to pursue acting.

Ayolola revealed in an interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo how he developed into the actor that his fans have come to know, adding that he had always known he could act.

According to him, he knew he had a talent for acting but he didn’t pursue it until he went broke and got to a point he could feed.

"I went into acting because I was broke" - Ayoola Ayolola
Ayoola Ayolola, Nollywood actor. source: Google

He said, “I always knew I could act. I had this mentality that as a stage performer, I was acting as well. I always knew that no matter what happened before going on stage, I would go there and I would deliver. The fact that I was doing that gave me the courage to try acting. But the decision didn’t come until I was so broke and so hungry.”

Not hungry for success o, I was physically hungry for days and I couldn’t afford things,” he said. “I was borrowing from here to pay for this and borrowing from there to pay for that. It was a mess. I had my car that I had won and the leverage and whatever but liquid cash I didn’t have. I wasn’t smart enough at the time to convert the things I had at the time into sustainability financially. So I was bored, broke, and hungry,” he told Chude.