Legit.ng had earlier reported that a Nigerian movie director Pascal Atuma declared that Nollywood actresses sleep around to make it in the industry. The director had made the statement during an interview.
In the interview with TheCable Lifestyle, the director had claimed that actors have to be homosexuals or prostitutes to make it in the industry.
He also claimed that the industry is controlled by pimps who are interested in sleeping with actresses.
Popular Nollywood actress Ruth Kadiri who was offended by the director's statement has called him out. She expressed that a lot of women in the industry work hard to get to where they are without sleeping around.
The actress came to the defense of her colleagues and noted that many of them work very hard to achieve the best in the industry. She also expressed that she is deeply offended by the statement made by Atuma.
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Kadiri noted that she is an actress and producer who is successful. She also clarified that she doesn't sleep around to achieve what she has.
She said: “A lot of us work too hard to be placed into a general category and insulted by a practitioner Mr Pascal I am not a prostitute. I do not sleep with men for money or lifestyle… I feel offended. I am an ACTRESS and a PRODUCER I am successful and I am not a prostitute. SIR. If u have nothing to say pls don’t grant interviews… slamming us all and generalizing based on the lifestyle of few is very wrong. pascalatuma. @bolaaduwo @thecablelifestyle.”
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