I won't allow teenagers insult me on social media, Yemi Solade speaks on life at 62

My craft has helped to sustain my name in the industry over the years. A lot of people are endeared to me because they appreciate good art.
Yemi Solade

Yemi Solade

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Veteran Nollywood actor, film maker and movie producer, Yemi Solade, has stated that he will never let teenagers to insult him on social media because he's an African man.

In an interview with Saturday Beats, he said; "I am human and I am on social media to express myself. I am not there to encourage anybody to throw jabs at me.

"I am an African man who is a chieftaincy title holder. I cannot allow an 18-year-old throw jabs at me. I will send that person back to his parents because this is Africa. Social media is not a leveller.

Speaking on the success of his craft, the 'Madam Dearest' actor who recently turned 62 on January 31 said; "I don’t have any special feeling clocking 62 years. It is the same old me. I am myself; hale and hearty, and I remain the actor that people know me to be.

"My craft has helped to sustain my name in the industry over the years. A lot of people are endeared to me because they appreciate good art.

"The quality of the training I got and my natural ability to deliver have helped me.

"Also, my physical attributes (have helped). When Nigerians see anything that looks flashy, they want to surround it. I am very focused. I have been an actor for 45 years, and that speaks volumes. It tells me I am doing well."

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