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According to budding actress, Mary Adufe, movie directors still request for sex in exchange for roles in Nollywood.

Speaking to The Punch recently, the actress, who is widely referred to as Sisi Ferarri, disclosed that after she resigned as the secretary to popular Yoruba actor, Yinka Quadri to pursuea career in the movie industry, she has been harassed by a movie director, who requested for sex in exchange for a role.

In her words, "To be honest, it has been tough since I joined the movie industry. I go through different challenges every day. I was working for Yinka Quadri as a secretary when I started out but I resigned because I didn’t get any job satisfaction. I decided to be on my own but it has not been rosy at all. Some of the so-called directors and producers are very funny.

"When they call you to feature in their movies, what they really want is to have sex with you. A few of them that do such are even bold enough to tell you that they love you and would make you a star when they are not God. The most annoying one that happened to me was with a production manager of a popular soap opera. I don’t want to mention the name of the soap opera and the production manager.

"Somebody introduced me to the person on the phone and when he called me, he said somebody told him about me that I am a good actress. I really appreciated it and thanked him. Then the next question he asked me was whether I was a pretty and tall person needed for a role."

Continuing, she said, "I told him he would find out when we saw. Sincerely, when he saw me, he was very happy and said I was perfect for the role. He behaved nicely to me at the beginning and I started playing the role at the location of the soap opera. Suddenly he just changed towards me. He called me and said he gave me the role because of the love he had for me.

"I was totally disoriented. This was someone I’d newly met and was talking about love. Then I begged him to see me as his sister. He didn’t even allow me to finish the sentence before he said he would recognise his own sister and that he was in love with me.

"Till I left the location that day, this man didn’t bother to talk to me even though I begged him that I could not have sex with him. When they were shooting the next episode which I was supposed to continue, he didn’t bother to call me. He called another girl to play the role and I am very sure the girl accepted his offer before he gave her the role," she concluded.

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