Renowned Yoruba actress and producer, Iyabo Ojo speaking at the 2016 City People Magazine’s An Evening with Upcoming Yoruba actresses which was held at White House Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos last weekend revealed how upcoming female actors can overcome sexual harassment from male movie producers in the industry.
According to the mother of two, “I started out from the English movie industry before I joined Yoruba many years ago, and I understand that Glam, stardom and fame are not for everybody. There is no money in the industry but I happened to be one of the fortunate and very lucky few who joined the industry. I have very supportive parents who gave me money.
Aside from acting, try to get something to the side so that you can be financially independent and refuse to get laid by producers. Sleeping with producers won’t take you to stardom. There is a difference between a known face and a commercial face. Be wary of the crew because they are the ones to make you.
Some of the upcoming actors will just look at the crew like they are not human beings. You should know that it is the crew that chooses who plays what before the director finally decides. If you don’t respect them, your career is on the line because your chances to get any role is sometimes subjected to their recommendations”.