Nollywood as Nigeria’s foremost movie industry has continued to be ridiculed with unending stories of one sexual harassment and sex for movie roles, especially being perpetrated against new and up comers in the industry with brazen impunity. In fact, it has seemingly become a trademark of the country’s movie industry.
Well, there’s a recent story involving a certain Nigerian woman identified with her Facebook username as “Queen Beauty”, who publicly alleged that a certain Nollywood director, by the name Okechukwu Ifeanyi, had sometime in the past demanded for sex from her before he will give her movie roles, hence the reason she left the industry.
She was reacting to the recent interview which popular Nollywood actress, Ruby Orjiako had with Vanguard Newspaper, during which she revealed some of the unpleasant experiences she has faced in the course of her acting career in the industry, which includes sex for movie roles. She revealed how such ungodly practices which is rife within the industry has denied her some important movie roles simply because she refused to play by that game.
Going further, Queen Beauty left bad words for the movie director, saying that it will never be well with the Nollywood movie director. Well, some persons who reacted to her comment have condemned her for dragging the said director’s children into an issue which doesn’t concern them.
“The reason I left Nollywood,” she said while reacting to actress Ruby Orjiako’s interview on sex for movie roles, “director Okechukwu Ifeanyi it will never be well with you, ur children and ur generation, ijn.”
Also, she talked about how her manager’s hubby had wanted to gift a car to the said movie director, but for the fact that he was allegedly messing up, then that was how he missed out on that opportunity. She also revealed that she now has popular Nollywood movie director, actor and producer, Ugezu Ugezu to work with in the course of her acting career.
On the other hand, it is so unfortunate that nothing concrete has been done to curtail this embarrassment for Nollywood, in fact the practice is rather on the increase. This is not good for the image of the highly respected industry, which is capable of chasing away serious investors who will be looking at the industry as completely lacking in professionalism, most especially as it will be seen that movie casts are picked based on who played game and not who’s qualified.
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