Nollywood actress, Dayo Amusa has come out to say that her female colleagues make themselves vulnerable to sexual harassment in the industry.
She revealed this in a recent interview with The Nation and fans have since been reacting.
According to her, Dayo Amusa revealed that these female movie stars end up running after the movie producers and directors, and things end up getting complicated.
She added that she has never been sexually harassed by anyone in the industry and all women have a right to turn down predatory men.
Her words, “No, I have not but something similar happened to me in my early years.
“A director might see an upcoming actress and say I like you but you cannot be forced and it is so sad that these upcoming actresses are coming to fire the directors and producers to have their way.
“It’s not that the directors are the one taking advantage of them.
“Even the so-called girls as well come in making themselves vulnerable to the producers to get roles fast. So it takes two to tango.”
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Nollywood is a sobriquet that originally referred to the Nigerian film industry. The origin of the term dates back to the early 2000s, traced to an article in The New York Times. Due to the history of evolving meanings and contexts, there is no clear or agreed-upon definition for the term, which has made it a subject to several controversies.
The origin of the term “Nollywood” remains unclear; Jonathan Haynes traced the earliest usage of the word to a 2002 article by Matt Steinglass in the New York Times, where it was used to describe Nigerian cinema.
Charles Igwe noted that Norimitsu Onishi also used the name in a September 2002 article he wrote for the New York Times. The term continues to be used in the media to refer to the Nigerian film industry, with its definition later assumed to be a portmanteau of the words “Nigeria” and “Hollywood”, the American major film hub.
Film-making in Nigeria is divided largely along regional, and marginally ethnic and religious lines. Thus, there are distinct film industries – each seeking to portray the concern of the particular section and ethnicity it represents. However, there is the English-language film industry which is a melting pot for filmmaking and filmmakers from most of the regional industries.
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