Talented and handsome fast-rising Nollywood actor, Davidson Uchenna Dikeocha has decried the impact of the current Nigerian economic downturn on practitioners of the Nigerian movie industry.
Speaking recently to reporters while on set of “The X-List”, a new romance/suspense film by Lachris Pictures featuring himself, IK Ogbonna, Zack Orji, Ufedo Sunshine, Tamara Eteimo and many more, the 6ft tall actor dropped a bombshell.
“My role in the movie ‘The X-List’, My character in the movie was maxwell , best friend to Fred (IK Ogbonna). Fred is a big time playboy who became haunted by his past life just when he was ready to settle down with the love of his life, and i must tell you that his role is not far from what happens nowadays among the youths; among the so called ‘fine boys’. 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; 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", Davidson told reporters.
Asked if he also indulge in such a act since he equally falls into the category of the ‘fine boy’ actors and a ladies man anyday, Davidson, a graduate of Forestry and Wildlife from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, laughed out loud and said..
“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 back up.”
The Imo State born actor asked his fans to watch out for him soon as he is about to take his acting career to a whole new level, and also appeal to the Government to please do something urgent as the recession has left not only actors becoming “sex hawkers”, but Nigerians in general in every sector are groaning.