Veteran Nollywood actress, Hilda Dokubo, in a recent interview, revealed that the fierce competition in the entertainment industry, especially in Lagos, forced her to relocate to Rivers State, where she hails from.
According to the iconic actor, who used to be very popular many years ago in the movie industry before delving into politics, “You go to where they need you most. In Lagos, there are a lot of us who can do a lot. Plus you know that there’s this general saying that the West received education before the South, which may or may not be true.
“But charity begins at home and whatever you plant at home, be prepared to reap. That’s not to say Lagos is completely off my radar. No! Because some of the kids that I train return to Lagos and some of them actually come in from Lagos to get trained and return.
“So, in a way, you influence your environment and your community, your state, your nation and the whole objective of this is to be able to build a pool of people that you can say Nigerians can depend on because they will come out dependable.”
She also lamented on what being a public figure has deprived her of.
“Acting has stolen my privacy. What it has not given to me is – it’s not given me the ability to be as private as I want to be. I’m a very private person, but you can’t be private when you are a celebrity and you are in the face of people all the time.
“People consider you a role model, people are busy setting standards for you, and people are busy assuming they know what you want and all of that. So, it steals your privacy from you,” she said.