Nigerian actres, Charity Nnaji has cautioned up-and-coming female actresses and those who are interested in playing their acting career in Nollywood to be careful else they will be used as $ex slaves.
According to Charity Nnaji in a report by Kemi Filani, the system in Nollywood is such that it does not favor wannabes as you will have to exchange your body for roles everywhere.
She said, “So far, so good. I won’t tell you that the industry is favourable, especially when one does not have the funds to produce one’s movies. That is when sex-for-roles usually come in. At some point, I advised ladies that if they are not ‘big girls’, they should not bother joining Nollywood because they will be turned to sex slaves (by producers, directors and other actors).
“There are many challenges bedeviling the movie industry, but the major one is the issue of sex-for-roles, where directors take advantage of those they want to feature in movies.”
She said, “When I started acting 10 years ago, I told myself that I would not act bedroom scenes. I also said I won’t kiss anyone but as time went on, I realised that it was affecting my career. If one decides not to do any of those things, one would be seen as a hypocrite. When I voiced my concerns to a producer, he recommended some foreign movies for me to watch. Kissing someone on set is not a big deal, provided that the person is neat. Bad breath turns me off. The first person I kissed on set was Ramsey Nouah but it was just in one scene.”