Nigerian actress Ireti Doyle who recently confirmed her divorce from veteran actor and broadcaster, Patrick Doyle, has explained why she decided to focus on money after a few years into acting.
Taking to the microblogging platform, she disclosed all she wanted when she started out was just to act and to be seen. However, it dawned on her that her career was supposed to bring her fortune, and this turned her focus to money.
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She continued by saying that this affected her judgment and how she moved.
Ireti went on to say that she realized that “fame & fortune” came with a particular amount of responsibility that should direct the way one moves after her first viral video received a number of interpretations, some of which were completely off the point.
“In the beginning, all I wanted to do was act; to perform and be seen. It was about 5 yrs in that it struck me, omo, this “work of my hands” was supposed to bring me fortune. Then I began to focus on the money, and that’s where strategy began.
“I became selective and it informed how I moved. I think it was another 5 years in, a bit of fame & fortune had found me. I can’t remember what the public post was about now, but that’s when I experienced “going viral” for the 1st time.
Oh, the different interpretations – many of them totally off the mark. Then it hit me again; whether I realised, liked, signed up for it or not; with “fame & fortune” comes a certain level of responsibility which should guide the way one moves. Wisdom, not cowardice.”