Nollywood actor, Jide Kosoko has had his say on the recent allegations of sexual harassment in the Nigerian movie industry.
In a recent interview with Punch, the movie star revealed that he is yet to really notice sexual harassment cases in the industry.
He said young rising actresses that gatecrash into the industry without going through the normal process of training should expect to be sexually assaulted.
His words, “That is a normal situation in any industry. You tend to see people trying to fight their way up by hook or crook. However, I have not really noticed sexual harassment in the industry. Yes, I have seen artistes dating one another; but harassment is another issue. I always tell the young girls in the industry that if you gatecrash, they will harass you. If you want to lobby yourself and sell your body to become famous without passing through the normal training, things like that will happen to you.”
“If you are a trained actor (male or female), nobody can harass you because you would know your rights, and have some good qualities. Good producers and directors would rather go for talented individuals that can interpret roles properly. It is only ‘mad’ and unprofessional directors that would do otherwise.”