LAMENTING: I Regret Relocating Abroad, I Have Been Working As Uber Driver

Femi Brainard, a Nigerian actor and filmmaker has regrettably opened up about the untold challenges confronting him ever since he relocated abroad to seek a better life.

According to him, the seasoned thespian said he had to start afresh and began working as an Uber driver despite being a successful actor in his country, Nigeria.

Brainard shared his story during a podcast interview with media personality, Teju Oyelakin, professionally known as Teju Babyface.

Femi agreed that moving abroad was not an easy task, but he decided to leave Nigeria for other country many years ago to meet his wife.

According to him, the Nollywood star revealed that anytime he is driving, his Nigerian passengers always look at him in disbelief and surprising if he is the same person they used to watch in films.

Femi disclosed the curious ones among Nigerians would approach him to be sure. He added that it is better to be celebrated and be a prince in Nigeria than to move abroad and be a nobody.

The Nollywood Star emphasized that life abroad is not easy at all and working low income jobs to make a living is not something his wife loves at all.

In another development, Actor Joseph Benjamin lamented that he turned to a cab driver after relocating to the United States of America.

He remembered the day he was stranded when he left Nigeria for U.S. in the hopes of breaking into Hollywood after someone promised him movie gigs.

Benjamin said; “I got to America on a promise that I had some gigs waiting for me. So I thought I was going to have a soft landing there. I packed up everything from Nigeria, bought a one-way ticket, and came to America”.

” I was put in a well-furnished house and all of that. Then two days later, the person who I was supposed to book a deal with said to me, ‘Those our financiers have pulled out. They have an issue.’ So, I said, what do I do? He was like, ‘From next month on, you will have to start paying rent in this house.’ The amount of the one-month rent was equivalent to a one-year rent in Nigeria”.

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