Nollywood actor, Benson Okonkwo who is on set of ‘Ogamen’ has disclosed that he shaved off his dreadlocks after he was offered an additional N150k for a role in the movie.
Benson Okonkwo who disclosed that it was difficult for him to accept, claimed he did it because of the movie’s ‘story line’. He wrote on his Instagram page;
ITS A Big Sacrifice For You All …TAPE ROLLING ACTION… in ebonyie state an extraordinary epic movie for every family …movie title is ogamen and my character will shave his hair flat..what can I do will not be Abel to braid for a while…will so miss my hair….. (Malam) and that’s my character name ogamen… While watching this movie your eyes most be glued on the screen.. Dope story. …… That’s the reason am cutting my hair.. dope cast and crews……..set to brake protocols for my fans… I love you all wait for this one
I was given an additional (#150,000) thousand naira to shave my hair in this movie title ogamen … All though it was hard for me to accept but I accepted it because of the story line.. Its an interesting story for every family a must watch epic movie that everyone must learn something from it…. Wait for it family coming soon
This isn’t the first a Nollywood star will be in the news for shaving off her hair. In an interview with HipTV, Faithia Balogun who last went bald 15 years ago for her self-produced movie “Makomi”, revealed she was paid a lot of money to go bald in “Shola Arikusa.”
“I’m not exactly allowed to say the figure, but I was paid, like money. I was paid,” she said. “When they brought the script, I said ‘wow, it has been a while I actually scrapped my hair.’ I did that in like 15 years ago when I did my movie “Makomi,” and “Makomi” was talk of town then. I loved the script and character, so I said ‘let’s sit down and talk.’ So we did and off I went” she said.