Nollywood actress, Ruby Ojiakor has revealed that she doesn’t give in to the sexual advances from filmmakers because most of them are “kiss and tell.”
In an interview with Punch, Ojiakor admitted that sexual harassment is common in Nollywood, saying should one sleep with a filmmaker, others would want to take advantage of one.
Her words: “Sexual harassment is everyw.. I think every actress has experienced it at one point or the other in their careers. The people (who engage in it) do not care whether one is ugly or beautiful. All they want is to get laid. But, the question is, does one want to toe that path? Unfortunately, that is one of the things that slowed down my career. I refused to give in to the numerous sexual advances. I am not w. I should be. These guys would deny one of so many jobs that should have aided one’s career growth. However, I am not bot.d. If I don’t get a job, they can give it to someone else.
“How many men does one have to sleep with to always get roles? Sadly, those guys are ‘kiss and tell’ and word would have gone round in their caucus that one offers one’s body for movie roles. Automatically, everyone would want to take advantage of one’s loose morals. However, some directors and movie producers are professional and would give one’s due respect and also appreciate one’s talent. I think the problem is that some up-and-coming actresses are too desperate. They want to ‘trend’ and reign almost immediately they start their careers. And, some moviemakers would promise them heaven and earth just to get between their legs.”
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