Jnr Pope: Actress Shares Ordeals in the Hands of Asaba Producers, “Collect N200k Still Won Chook Me”

Jnr Pope: Actress Shares Ordeals in the Hands of Asaba Producers, “Collect N200k Still Won Chook Me”

  • An upcoming actress and content creator, Empress Judah, shook the internet after sharing her experience with Nollywood producers in Asaba
  • The social media personality was moved to open up following the tragic boat accident that claimed the life of prominent movie star Junior Pope
  • In her lengthy rant, she recalled how she was duped of N200k and sexually harassed after a production house contacted her on Instagram
  • In a chat with Legit.ng award-winning actor and movie producer, Sunny Okonkwo pointed out measures to put in place in the refinement of Asaba movie firms

An upcoming actress and social media personality, Empress Judah, has vehemently attacked Nollywood production houses in Asaba, Delta state.

Following the boat mishap that claimed the life of the famous Nigerian actor Junior Pope at Anam River in Anambra state, Empress Judah came forward to share her experience with one of the movie production firms in Asaba, named Great Rock Movies.

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Empress Judah exposes Asaba movie producers following Junior Pope's boat mishap
Woman calls out Asaba movie producers after Junior Pope's death. Credit: @jnrpope, @empressjudas
Source: Instagram

Recall that Junior Pope died while on set for Adanma Luke’s movie, “The Other Side of Life," which was set in Delta state.

In her tirade, Empress recounted that sometime in 2021, she was contacted on Instagram to pay N200k and join a movie set.

She said they saw a couple of her skits online and deemed her worthy of being featured in their project.

Empress revealed that she paid the registration fee and travelled to Asaba to meet the other cast members for the said movie. But to her surprise, when she got there, the man who invited her wanted to sleep with her.

The content creator pointed out that this is how most of the movie producers in Asaba lure young social media content creators in the name of making them a movie star.

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She further pleaded with the government to look into the matter. Empress shared the video on her Instagram page.

Establish an AGN Asaba chapter and more - Sunny Okonkwo

Award-winning actor and movie producer Sunny Okonkwo spoke on a number of measures needed to reduce irregularities and anomalies in Asaba's film production industry.

In his words:

"The first step in reforming Asaba's film industry is establishing an AGN Asaba chapter regulatory enforcement arm tasked with overseeing production activities. This arm would be responsible for issuing licenses, setting production standards, and enforcing regulations to ensure the quality and safety of productions.
"There is a pressing need to implement industry standards for film production in Asaba. These standards would include guidelines for production quality, technical specifications, and, most importantly, provisions for actor welfare. Actors should no longer be subjected to unsafe working conditions or exploitation by unscrupulous production houses.

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"Training and certification programs should be made available to filmmakers and production staff to raise the overall quality of productions. By providing access to training in areas such as filmmaking techniques, safety protocols, and ethical practices, we can ensure that Asaba's film industry meets specific standards of excellence.
"Transparency and accountability must be prioritized within the industry. Production houses should be required to provide financial reports, adhere to labor laws, and treat their actors and crew members fairly. Holding production houses accountable for their actions can create a safer and more equitable working environment for all involved."

Sunny rounded up by emphasisng the importance of collaboration and public awareness in bringing about real change within the Nollywood industry.

"Real change can only come through collaboration and public awareness. Working closely with industry stakeholders, including filmmakers, actors, and production houses, is essential to address concerns and develop solutions collaboratively. Public awareness campaigns can also be crucial in educating filmmakers, actors, and the public about their rights and responsibilities within the industry."

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Nigerians react to details on Asaba producers

Legit.ng compiled the reactions to the actress' video below:


"She’s not lying at all na their way."


"Itsekiri no dey born mumu."


"General you don really go through a lot oh you get plenty story to tell."


"Regina Daniels been talk this thing ooo."


"Asewo no fit lose money con lose body join."

Jerry Amilo addresses posting Junior Pope’s remains

Popular Nigerian actor Jerry Amilo gave his reasons for uploading the remains of his late coll,eague Junior Pope

Following the sad incident, the veteran who was spotted in the last hospital that declared Pope dead, alongside AGN president Emeka Rollas, shared a clip of the deceased's lifeless body on the hospital bed.

Some celebrities and fans berated Amilo for revealing such to the public. In response to the agitation, Jerry disclosed why he uploaded Junior Pope's corpse.

Source: Legit.ng

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