Temitope Hamzat: Desperation for fame pushes actresses to succumb to sex for roles


The Yoruba film actress, who hails from Oyo State, while sharing her thoughts on sex for roles in the film industry, condemned the act in its entirety.

The 30-year-old actress, a member of the Film and Theater Arts Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), alleged that some producers and directors often demanded sex before giving actresses opportunities in their films.

“Personally, I have never had to flirt or date any producer or director to get my parts. I worked hard for every role I played.

I like to act naturally, most of the time; Before joining the film industry, I like to practice interpersonal acting, acting within myself; It’s a lot of fun, but that shows how much I love the profession. Acting is in me.” she said.

hamzath he urged emerging actresses not to make themselves worthless by reaching the top, saying they must work hard to succeed in the industry.

“You don’t have to become useless before you get to the top. Don’t be fooled, their professionalism will speak for you.

“You have to work hard to be successful, the veterans you see today paid the price before they made it to the top.

”Don’t sell yourself cheap; at the end of the day, they will appreciate who you are. Respect your dignity and integrity,” she said.

The actress stated that she would soon begin production on her own film titled “Tears of Love,” and said that the film would feature popular actors and actresses in the industry.

Hamzat, a graduate in Human Kinetics and Health Education from Olabisi Onabanjo University, said that in the next 10 years she would like to be seen as one of the best actresses in the industry and also as a renowned film producer.

The actress who said she would never trade her body for any movie role also advised other rising actresses to do the same.

I want to appreciate my God and my bosses, Ashimi Eedri , Owolabi Ajasa and others where I am today”, she said.

Hamzat, however, showered Nollywood with praise for the milestones the industry had achieved over the years, and called on the government at all levels to provide maximum support to the entertainment industry.


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