Some people may have wondered who Nollywood actress-cum-filmmaker, Rukky Sanda gets money to shoot high budget movies and live a lavish lifestyle, but she has explained the source of the fund.
Rukky disclosed that before venturing into Nollywood, she was already making it in her business. She also revealed that her mother backed her movie production with money.
She told Leadership newspaper that, “Before I got into Nollywood, I was already doing business. I used to sell stuffs so I had my money to put into it and my mom supported me obviously which was a loan.
“She collected her money back but I had my mom to support me to loan me money for the film and I returned afterwards.
“Starting out, I wouldn’t say it was easy because as at 2005, it wasn’t like N3 million was small amount. It is not like it is now, but you know, I had my business money to put into it and my mom supported me.
“I don’t actually get executive producers. I am my executive producer and maybe my family or my cousin, you know, everybody, when I am like okay, guys, let’s do this.
“It is not like I don’t believe in going to hunt for executive producers but it is just not my thing. I had someone come once that wanted to do a movie which we did and before the movie even came out, they were on my throat for the money.
“I had to return it to them after we finished filming. They did not even finish editing. They called me and were like ‘oh, we heard the movie is out and blah, blah, blah’. So, I was like ‘you are going to get your money back and you are not going to get any credit as the executive producer. So, since then, I just decided when it is convenient for me, if I could afford to do it, I will.”