Veteran Yoruba Nollywood actor Dele Odule has defended his having ten children from different women.
The actor while comparing himself with other notable personalities who maintain such trend disclosed that there is nothing wrong with it and people are only talking about it because he’s an entertainer.
He said, “That is not peculiar to an actor alone. Muslims do have lots of children. Former Head of State, late Sani Abacha, had many children and he was not an actor. MKO Abiola also had many children, King Sunny Ade (musician) also. The Bible says ‘stone that person to death, provided you have not also sinned’, that is to say we all have one skeleton or the other in our cupboards. It’s just because I’m a public figure.”
On Nollywood and politics, he said, “I have just said it all that the organizations in charge of maintaining standard are not doing their job. Even politics, are we doing it rightly? It’s about business. People now believe that when you have huge amount of money in your account, you can go into politics because you will make more. But it is not supposed to be so. So it is not peculiar to the movie industry. My conclusion is that nothing works effectively in Nigeria.”