Nollywood Actor Saint Obi Reveals why he stopped acting!
When asked why he’s been off the movie world, Saint Obi in a recent interview with ‘Yes magazine’ said “Well, as you journey through life, you get to a point where you ask yourself some tough but radical questions. I sat down, and had my usual rare deep one on one with God and decided to take a break from the entertainment industry.
The splash a diver makes at low diving level is far less than when the dive is from a higher plane.
I decided it was time to take a very deep dive into the next level of my career, business strategies and objectives.
So, I might have been quiet, but I have been very loud with ground breaking visionary strides. For instance, my company is aboutto launch Agwhyte Global Entertainment Network (AGEN); Africa’s largest film distribution network; with over 190,000 outlets (4,800 in Nigeria) across 55 countries, globally.
AGEN takes care of a major gap in Nollywood: Distribution. Fix distribution and flooding of the market with sub standard movies will reduce drastically. Not too long ago, I was a resource person for the Goodluck/Sambo Presidential Campaign Organization. Before I joined the organization, the airwaves were dominated by the song ‘Goodluck to you… goodluck to everybody’. That was nice, but didn’t cover every segment of the society. I felt there was a missing link: Who is President Goodluck Jonathan, what makes him thick, what separates him from the pack?
I got my team and we put together a tight package and when we got to Goodluck/Sambo Campaign office in Abuja and showed them our concepts, we didn’t spend 10 minutes before we were asked to join the team. My company developed and produced over 15 television and radio commercials for the campaign organization.
I’ve also been busy fathering, mentoring and ‘husbanding’ my two boys and wife.
In a nutshell, I went back to the drawing board, developing ingenious ways of raising Nollywood from darkness to sparkling sunlight.”
He further has this to say about Goodluck Jonathan…
“In terms of our President, I feel people should give President Goodluck Jonathan the chance to steer Nigeria to still waters. People castigate me for supporting him, but I make no apologies.
To me, President Goodluck Jonathan is a project of hope, a mission for justice, equity and fair play. I will forever stand with the oppressed, the marginalized.
President Goodluck Jonathan without a doubt is a good man that means well for all Nigerians, but dark forces are bent on crippling his Presidency.Politics goes beyond dog eat dog. It is a game of master chess players. Swimming against a 20 feet ocean wave is an act in futility. Ask Mallam Balarabe Musa, former Governor of old Kaduna State; a great Nigerian that meant well for his people, but he got consumed by forces beyond him. Above all, he got impeached based on the principles of democracy: majority will always have their way. All the good things he wanted to do for the good people of Kaduna State, gone.
President Goodluck Jonathan’s detractors paint him as weak; on the contrary, he is a very strong and smart man.”
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