Nigerian film actress, Toyin Alausa, has expressed her genuine feelings to her fans, clarifying that her recent post on social media was not a publicity stunt or a plea for sympathy.
In a detailed message on her Instagram page, the actress opened up about how a viral video featuring a Hollywood actress crying about her financial struggles and low wages in the industry deeply affected her.
Relating to this situation, Toyin Alausa shared her own emotional experience a few days ago, on her way home from work.
She confessed to feeling overwhelmed and drained both mentally and physically due to the numerous projects she had been working on.
Despite her hard work, when she checked her bank account, she was disheartened to see a meager amount. As she put it, “the numbers just didn’t add up.”
Feeling shocked and confused, Toyin Alausa found herself questioning where all the money had gone throughout the year, and tears started to flow.
She highlighted the fact that many actors in Nollywood, including herself, do not have additional financial support beyond their earnings, yet they still provide monetary assistance to their families and friends.
Alausa added that it’s unreasonable for anyone to assume that screen life is the same as real life. She admitted she is grateful for the numerous blessings money can’t buy that are bestowed on her, but she looks forward to when her hard work will match her reward. She wrote:
“First of this isn’t a pity post or s.m stunt, I didn’t think I’d ever post this or knew I’d get the best and most suitable voiceover for the mood.
Just going through the streets of IG now and I found the post on the @realsusanpeters page where a Whole Taraji P. Henson broke down… I mean this woman we all know is a dynamic world-class Actor and yet her math ain’t mathing, aarrghhh !!!
so I remembered how I got so emotional and overwhelmed a few days ago on my way back from work, I was drained and exhausted from a series of jobs, and I’ve barely had time for anything than work and yet when I checked account bal math wasn’t mathing at all … I wept for myself … Jan – Dec where did all the figures go?? How ??
Some of us don’t have any extra support from anywhere other than what we earn from our sweat which at times shouldn’t be heard of ( contrary to what those outside the industry think), and from that little we earn we still extend love to those in need around us, take care of ourselves, family ( for some who are breadwinners), mobility to and fro etc.
It’ll be unreasonable for anyone to assume that screen life is the same as Real life and expect someone like me to live the facade some people live …
While I’m super Thankful and Grateful for the numerous blessings money can’t buy bestowed on me I earnestly look forward to when every hard work will come with a matching reward, and Math go begin Math solidly.
Special Shout out to all the hardworking women out there, diligently and consistently striving to achieve success, don’t be discouraged, tough times don’t last tough people do.
WE WILL SURELY SUCCEED”.
See her post below: