Nigerian comedienne, Ashmusy has used her interview with media personality, Chude to reveal why she stopped acting in Nollywood movies. She disclosed that she stopped acting in movies because some producers always demand s€x from her in order to give her a movie role.
She made it known that it got to a point where she was scared of being rap€d because they usually invite her to private rooms for discussions. She stated that she was told by some of the producers that they would turn her into a popular actress if she agreed to sl€ep with them.
In her statement during the interview, she said, “I stopped acting in Nollywood because some producers always asked me to have s€x with them. They usually invite me to private rooms, and it got to the point that I had to escape from one of them because I was so scared of being rap€d.
“It comes differently because there are different people. It’s not one person, so everybody has their tactics. The one that will start telling people, ‘This is my girlfriend oh!’ You’ll be shocked, thinking ‘When did I enter a relationship, that I don’t even know about?’
“He wants to connect you to somebody, but will tell them ‘My girlfriend is coming to meet you’. I don’t know if it’s like a code. So, when that one hears my girlfriend, he feels like you’re easily accessible. Then you go there and then he is making advances.
“In some worse cases, they will even ask you to pay money. Sometimes, they will collect your money to feature you in their film. I didn’t do that one. I saw my friends go through shit in that one, you give maybe 30k, 50k, and they’ll give you the role. That’s how you see some Nollywood films, the person is acting rubbish you’ll be wondering how they cast this person, they just paid for it.
It’s a lot, some might be very open and ask you, ‘Nne don’t you want to be like Genevieve, Omotola? You are going to be a superstar. You will be mesmerized literally, and you don’t know how to vex.
“You can’t go home and tell your parents this because you won’t go out again that day. So, I hid all those things from my parents. “What I am always careful about is, ‘don’t go and shout before the person rapes you’. As he just talks, I know how to play along, saying ‘Yes sir, no problem, sir’. Immediately I leave that room, I carry my bag and go back to my father’s house.
“So, when I saw that it was a consistent thing, that they were doing in Nollywood, I just washed my hand like this and said I’m not doing it again and that’s why I left.” — ADA Jesus
Author: Okunlola Kayode. F