Nollywood is one of the world’s largest film industry, it grows faster on a daily bases, yet it is the most corrupt sector of entertainment in Nigeria.Sexual abuse in
the movie industry have become a major concern to the stake holders of the industry.
Nollywood actress, Juliet Patrick Odigwe has revealed how a certain popular movie producer in Owerri, Imo State, asked her for six rounds of sex for six movie roles.
The Anambra State-born thespian who spoke to Sun said that she declined the offer, adding that producers in the industry would go extra miles to sleep with up-coming actresses.
She said, “A production manager I met in Owerri came to me and said: ‘Babe, you are so good.
“I’ll give you six good jobs that can blow you to stardom, but after the six jobs, all I need from you are six good rounds of sex in return’. I gave him an outright ‘no’.
“I told him I could only take him for shopping when he makes me a star.
“However, it didn’t end well. Although, he got me two good jobs, I kept reminding him that I could only take him out for shopping. He was pissed off and that was the end of the matter. He stopped calling me for jobs.”
Juliet, a graduate of Linguistics, added, “Some producers won’t come straight to ask you for sex, they will begin by telling you how they love you, how they want to marry you and all kinds of love stories just to get into your pants.
“It has not really been easy for me but once one is good, then it’s not really that difficult to hit stardom.
“Some up and coming actresses actually throw themselves easily and cheaply at these producers, directors and marketers, so they think everybody is the same.
“If you complain too much, they de-cast you in a twinkle of an eye, telling you there are a thousand and one girls ready to pay huge amount for the role you just got free.”
She further lamented how she lost her boyfriend after intimating him of her intentions to join the movie industry.
She said, “Sadly, my boyfriend broke up with me when I decided to join the movie industry fully. So, I have no boyfriend wahala for now.”