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Only Death Can Stop Me From Acting—Iya Rainbow

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Veteran Nollywood actress, Idowu Phillips, better known as Iya Rainbow, has denied speculations that she is planning to retire from the make-belief industry that has brought her so much fame.

According to her in a recent chat with Encomium magazine, only death can stop her from acting and singing as she sees herself an entertainer for life. She noted that the only problem in the industry is that the kind of movies that is being done, does not confirm with the people of her age.

“It's only death that can stop me from acting and singing. I am an entertainer for life. Any level they take theatre practice to, I am always ready. I have not retired and I don't have any plan to quit. The only thing is that the kind of movies they produce these days do not conform with people of my age. Is it someone like me that will be crying in a movie, act like a cultist, God forbid. That's why you don't see me in some of the movies again. But if I have any good script and I am satisfied with the storyline, I am always ready to accept such,” she stated.

On why she has been scarce from the industry, the actress explained that she needed to take time off to propagate the work of God and help drag his colleagues closer to God as many have passed away.

“I am not working on any movie at the moment. I want to use this time to feed the people with the Word of God so that they can repent. A lot of theatre legends have died, they need to be remembered and celebrated. I am therefore using this medium to call upon the government at various levels, corporate organizations, eminent people in the society to come forward and assist us financially,” she suggested.

“We should set aside a day for them, exhibit their movies and treat them as if they are still alive,” she suggested.