Women offering ‘lungula’ for movie roles will have short careers - Nigerian actor

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Popular Nigeria director and actor Mike Ezuruonye has cautioned women who offer sex for movies roles that their careers will be short-lived.

In an interview with VibeNG, the filmmaker explained that this is because Nollywood entertainment industry is run by the people and not the producers.

"If you are one of the people offering sex for movie roles, just know that you will fizzle away, because it is the people that decide an entertainer’s career.

“If you don’t have talent, once people get tired of watching your face, the producer loses money and goes broke. Anyone offering sex for movie roles will have a short-lived career," he said.

He insisted that he would not offer anybody a chance to act in his movies simply because they have offered sex or because they are his friends, as he only samples actors based on their acting abilities.

"They haven’t done it to me. I don’t care if you say I’m trying to protect my industry (even if I am supposed to), but they haven’t done that to me. When I am working, I am a different person. I don’t care if you are my friend or not, if you aren’t good, I won’t put you in that movie," he said.

He was responding to a question about the challenges that Nollywood filmmakers and producers face in the course of their careers.

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