Why I left Nollywood, relocated to Germany – Actor Pat Attah

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Nigerian actor Pat Attah has disclosed his reasons for moving to Germany and leaving Nollywood.

Attah stated in a recent interview with Teju Babyface that he entered the entertainment business out of a love for the arts rather than a desire for notoriety.

The 48-year-old actor claimed that he felt limited by the expectations of the public as he rose to fame. He continued by saying that the strain forced him to take a vacation and relocate to an area with greater freedom.

“When I got into the entertainment industry, I was not necessarily doing it for fame, I was doing it for the passion, the passion I have for the arts,” he said.

“Fame was not my goal when I got into entertainment, so when it got really too much, I felt like I was not living the normal life I would like to live. I was basically living my life for people. Because when you are famous, you automatically become a role model to a lot of people, there are certain things you want to do freely that you are restricted from doing to a large extent.

‘You do not want people to think, ‘Why would Pat Attah get into a taxi? Why would he get on a bus? Why would he be riding a bicycle on the street?’ I was not living as freely as I would love to be. That is why I decided to take a break and go to a place where I know people also know me, but not as much as back home.”

Attah was popular in Nollywood in the late 90s and early 2000s. He acted in films such as Never Believe Me, Spirit of Love, Extreme Measures, and Colour of Money.

But in 2005, he gave up acting and moved to Germany.