Music maestro, Mr. Wilson Ehigiator also known as Akobeghian has said that he may quit acting by next year.
Wilson who is to mark his 30 years on stage as an actor, has been able to combine acting with his musical career quoting lack of encouragement from the government and the citizens of the state as the reasons for bowing out.
According to the multi talented Benin film actor “Next year, 2022, I will be 30 years in the film industry. I started 1992. The first time I saw a camera and I heard the word from the director saying action was in January 1992. By next year, I will be 30 years. Celebrating that day, I might resign from the industry. I might announce my resignation maybe I might still stay but 80 percent retired.
“Because I am getting tired because you just asked a question just now, we the film actors in Benin, we do it by ourselves especially we that speak Bini, we promote the culture and no assistant, we pay for the houses we record our films, pay for the hotels, pay the film actors, we pay for everything.
“In Benin, I have never seen any government’s assistant rendered to anybody or from any cooperate organizations.
“We are the only ones helping ourselves and people still criticize that we act locally. No assistant from government but go to Enugu, the government assist them. At times, the government takes care of their hotel bills,” he said.
The multiple award winning musician cum actor however said he can never quit music and that it is only death that can put an end to it.
“But it is only death that will take music from me,” he said.