Nollywood is a dirty industry, I won’t allow anybody use me – Kunle Remi blows hot

Popular Nollywood actor, Kunle Remi, has lamented about the Nigerian movie industry being ‘dirty’ and exploitative.

He bemoaned how key players in the industry try to use promising young actors and actresses, but when that fails, they block or unfollow the person(s).

Kunle Remi, a former Gulder Ultimate Search winner, stated through his Twitter account that he will not allow himself to be used by anybody.

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It may be recalled that there was outrage months ago when his name was not called as one of the winners in the 2023 African Magic Viewers Choice (AMVCA) despite his outstanding performance in the movie ‘Anikulapo’.

In his tweet on Thursday, Kunle sent a message to the big players in the industry that ‘I still no gree’ stressing that he will only give his soul to God.

He wrote: “Petty, dirty industry if they can’t use you, they will block or unfollow you. Shiorrr.. It’s only God I give my soul to and allow to use me anyhow and anyway. Everyone or thing that is not God can REST! See you in the future.. oh ye users. I still no go gree.”

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Nigerian actress, Mercy Aigbe, has revealed that she almost dumped Nollywood after she became a victim of sexual harassment.

In an interview on TVC’s ‘Your View’, she said a producer she approached to help her get into the movie industry tried to take advantage of her.

According to Aigbe, the producer invited her to his office and that was where he sexually harassed her, but she tore the script in annoyance and stormed out.

She said; I once met a producer in Surulere, and I expressed to him how much I would love to act. He told me he had an upcoming film, and invited me to his office for an audition. I passed three stages of the audition.

After the last audition, I was given a minor role. I told him that was not the character I was auditioning for, and he replied that the director said he did not know me, and that was why he said I should be close to him (the producer).

He had been making passes at me before then, but he did not come out clean to me until that day. He then stood up and tried to touch me. I was very upset, and I told him he could not do that to me, because I had earned the role.

That was a huge insult to my person, and I thought if that was what it took to be an actress, I did not want to be an actress anymore. I tore the script and eventually left. On my way home, I cried because I had left a well-paying job to join Nollywood, and I was already a single mother at the time.