‘Sex for roles in Nollywood is a scam’ – BBNaija star, BamBam warns

Reality TV star and actress, Bamike Olawunmi, professionally known as BamBam, has asserted that the much talked about ‘sex for roles’ in the Nigerian movie industry is a “scam”.

She stated this in the latest episode of the Secrets Behind the Scenes podcast while sharing her personal experience in Nollywood.

Bambam claimed that filmmakers used it to exploit overzealous young actresses and often times they end up reneging on their promises of giving them major roles after sleeping with them.

Sex for roles in Nollywood is a scam - BamBam

The former Big Brother Naija ‘Double Wahala’ contestant recalled the time a producer gave her the keys to his hotel room after casting her in a minor/cameo role.

Bambam used the opportunity to advice aspiring actresses not to fall prey of ‘sex for roles’, stressing that it is not worth the act.

She said; “Sex for roles is a scam. It’s not worth it. Some of them [victims] what they are paying them at the end of that production is not more than N50,000, N100,000. Don’t be deceived o! It’s a lie. It [sex for role] is a scam.

“The one that I did waka pass that dem give me N5,000 and the guy [filmmaker] was giving me his hotel room key to hold. Ah! I don’t want to mention names.”