John Okafor Mr Ibu says actors pay for movie roles

"It is not sex-for-role that is in vogue now but money-for-role" - John Okafor.

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Mr. Ibu at AMVCA 2016 play

Mr. Ibu at AMVCA 2016

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Over the years, there has been reports that young and upcoming Nollywood actors have sex in exchange for roles.

In a recent interview with The Sun, John Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu revealed that actors no longer have have sex, but pay producers for roles.

Mr Ibu play

Mr Ibu

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"It is not sex-for-role that is in vogue now but money-for-role. People are paying to be part of productions. It is rubbish and I will keep criticising the practice and I tell you, I will get to the root of this matter," the actor said.

Advising the upcoming actors, Okafor said; "The only thing I want to tell them is ‘to take am easy.’ Why should they use their hard earned money to buy roles? They should calm down. If you go for an audition and fail, go home. Today might be someone else but tomorrow, it could be you. If there is any reason to be in any production, it should be by merit. Whatever you don’t know, ask questions."

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The talented Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award nominee is currently a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria Board of Trustees.

Mr Ibu is also currently working on his new projects titled "Ibu Runs Mad in America," and  "Ozuzueke."

Watch actor in clip below.

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