“I Was Rejected, Ridiculed, Almost Gave up On Acting” – Lateef Adedimeji



Nigerian actor, Lateef Adedimeji, has reflected on his days of humble beginnings.

The actor took to his Instagram page, Lateef stated that at the onset of his career, many people told him that acting is not his calling and he would never be successful through acting.

According to him he sometimes trekked to movie location, washed his bosses cars in exchange for movie roles, and borrowed clothes to wear on movie set.

He added that he felt fulfilled when he started getting paid stipends for playing lead characters in movie. However his story is different now as he is successful and making it big in the movie industry.

Adedimeji wrote:

“Memories of the multiple times I got rejected, insulted, Ridiculed and bullied that ACTING is not my career path and that I’ll never make it in this field that I choose.

‘’I remember the times I almost gave up on myself and the career; I remember crying endlessly and told myself it’s better to die. Memories of the times I walked hours to get on set and rehearsals simply because I had no tfare. I remember when I had to be a camera boy, Wash Oga’s Cars.

“Then the times i finally started getting paid 1k, 2k, 5k for a lead role, I remember receiving the payments with so much joy, happiness and gratitude. This journey of mine from being just a little boy with big dreams to becoming the Superstar that I am today has come with a lot of challenges and Stories untold. I’ll tell the whole story someday to inspire one or two.”

Lateef Adedimeji

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