By Tonia Okereke
Popular comedian, Lateef Adedimeji, has advised upcoming entertainers to avoid hard drugs and shun the get-rich-quick syndrome.
Adedimeji who is popular for his skits on social media said consistency and hard work will take any young talent to the top.
According to him, it took him fifteen years to become a star in Nollywood.
He gave the advice on Sunday while speaking on the topic, ‘Youth Empowerment’ at the NTA Channel 10 Ramadan Lecture.
The actor, who spoke in Yoruba, said youths settling for money ritual would suffer without remedy.
Adedimeji said, “So many able-bodied youths like me now opt for money ritual. What is money ritual? Only a fool won’t work and will want to become rich. Some so-called fathers somewhere tell you to mix this and that to get money. You will suffer if you do and there won’t be anyone to deliver you.”
“I would have indulged in some unprintable things if not for my understanding. I did not get this fame that I have today until after 15 years in my industry.
“In those days, I had people that we were struggling together that God lifted before me. If my understanding was shallow, I would have approached them and asked them to show me the way, to take me to the catapult that elevated them but I didn’t do that. Instead, I went back to my Islamic mentor to complain that my prayers had not been answered. However, he told me that doors would open at the right time.”