Highly respected in the Yoruba movie industry, Muyiwa Ademola has admitted that there was a time he became depressed and felt he was no longer needed in the movie industry.
In an encounter with Sunday Scoop, the top actor said the influx of comedy movies almost made him give up a career he had always loved.
He stated, “I have been depressed before and I thought it was over for me as an actor. I am a serious film-maker, unlike some of my colleagues who do comedy. When there was an influx of comedy movies in the industry, marketers wanted me to shoot comedy too. I tried to emulate my colleagues, but it didn’t come to me naturally. Later, I realised that I was not made for comedy movies; I am made for serious and touching stories.”
Explaining further, he said during these periods, people felt it was his end as an actor and he was worried too. But, according to him, his wife kept assuring him that it was just a passing phase.
“I felt depressed during that period. I had stories that once you saw them, you would just go home and sleep. I felt dejected and thought it was over for me as an actor. But my wife helped me through those times. She assured me that it was a passing phase and it was actually one,” he narrated.