Yoruba Nollywood Actress, Abidemi Adisa Raises Concerns Over "Sex-for-Role" Issue in Nollywood

Date: 23-06-2024 9:16 pm (3 weeks ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
- at 23-06-2024 09:16 PM (3 weeks ago)

Abidemi Adisa, a prominent Yoruba Nollywood actress, has highlighted the pervasive issue of "sex-for-role" in the Nigerian movie industry, citing it as a major reason talented actors are leaving.

In a recent statement, Adisa expressed concern over the prevalence of this practice, emphasizing its impact on both men and women in the industry. "It sure does exist and it is one of the things driving many talented people away from the Nigerian movie industry. This is not even limited to actresses, but men too are sometimes victims. But we can’t stereotype Nollywood for this because it sure does exist in other industries as well," she remarked.

However, Adisa noted that she has been fortunate to avoid such situations herself. "Luckily for me, no one has ever asked me for sex for a role because I’m not desperate for stardom," she affirmed.

Reflecting on her passion for acting, Adisa credited her entry into the industry to her admiration for the craft of great actors who convincingly portray roles. "My passion for the make-believe industry drove me into acting. I always appreciate how great actors interpret roles and make people believe it is a real occurrence. This greatly influenced my decision to take up acting as a career," she explained.

Adisa, who honed her acting skills under veteran actor Mr. Saidi Balogun, has appeared in numerous notable productions including "Violence" parts 1 & 2, "Bisola Peperenpe," "Tani," "Drotimi," "Ire," "Asiri Pepe," and "Akete." She has also ventured into production, overseeing films like "Ota," "Ojiji Ife," and "Bidemi Jagba 1 & 2."

Currently, the talented actress is focused on her upcoming project titled "Iku Ore," which she plans to shoot in both the United Kingdom and Nigeria. The film promises to explore themes of friendship and self-worth.

Adisa's advocacy against exploitation in the movie industry underscores ongoing efforts to reform practices and uphold professionalism within Nollywood.

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