Desperation pushing actresses into sex-for-role schemes, says Nollywood star

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Nollywood actress, Temitope Hamzat, has said desperation for fame remains a major factor pushing actresses to succumb to sex-for-role schemes.

The actress spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta on Saturday and shared her thoughts on sex-for-roles in the film industry.

She said it is important for actresses to be disciplined, focused, professional, and play by the rules of the industry.

The 30-year-old alleged that some producers and directors demand sex before giving actresses a role in their films.

She said, “Personally, I have never had to flirt around or date any producer or director to get my roles. I worked hard in every role I played.

“I like acting naturally, most times. Before I joined the movie industry, I liked to practice intra-personal acting, acting within myself. It’s so funny but that shows the extent I love the profession. The acting is in me.”

The Nollywood star advised up-and-coming actresses not to render themselves “useless” just to get to the top.

She noted that creatives must work hard to become successful in the industry.

“You do not have to be useless before you get to the top. Do not be deceived. Your professionalism will speak for you,” the actress added.

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