Uti Nwanchukwu, for a while now has been absent in Nigerian movies despite the fact that he appeared  in most Nollywood movies after he won an edition of Big Brother Africa.

Uti in an interview gave reasons for such as acting doesn’t pay much and he’s not ready to pretend all is well and waste his time doing things that don’t swell up his bank account.

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He said:

“I haven’t been in the country, but I am back now. I took a break from acting because it doesn’t pay much and I am not ready for that kind of life. I don’t want to pretend about it; so, I am only focusing on what brings greater remuneration, which is television presenting and hosting of events.

“Acting would just be a hobby because honestly, producers can’t afford to pay what I want to earn. But I will not stay away from movies totally; I will pick only exceptional movies instead of featuring in all the ones I am invited to partake in. I don’t have so much time for little money. I am not here to pretend all is well. I am in the industry to make money; I am not in the industry to play.”