By Oluwatobi Opusunju
Nollywood actress, Juliet Odigwe has opened up on the rate of sexual harassment between movie producers and actresses in the Nigerian movie industry.
She recounted how a particular production manager who promised to give her six movie roles, demanded six rounds of sex with her.
“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,” She said.
She added that, “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.”