Nollywood actor and film producer Adeyemo Adeyemi aka Don Yayo, criticised piracy and pirates for killing the Nigerian film industry.
“Piracy is like cancer, it is killing the movie industry and the Nigerian creative industry at large. The government needs to do more to help the industry to tackle this menace otherwise it may end up destroying the achievements made so far by the players who toil day and night in the industry,” he stated.
Don Yayo is one of the young actors, whose quest and passion for entertainment made him dump his job at Etisalat to become an automobile dealer before following his passion for film and filmmaking.
Don Yayo started his acting career in 2004 and produced his first movie in 2005 making his diploma in Theatre Art from the University of Ibadan worthwhile. He has since produced many other movies including ‘Ale Erebe,’ ‘Omo Kampus,’ ‘Opa Oro,’ ‘Bachelor’s Eve,’ and ‘School Life.’
Speaking on his foray into the make believe world, Don Yayo narrated, “I was into music before, then my promoter during that time introduced me to a director who is his friend, then through the director I started developing interest in acting, that was around 2004 and I produced my first movie 2005/2006 and I have featured several others too.”
Don Yayo, a native of Ibadan, Oyo State, was born on October 31, 1981 into a family of five.