An actress, Angela Eguavoen, has said that she once declined to act in an x-rated movie.
In an interview with Saturday Beats, she said, “I have been approached to shoot an X-rated film before. One random producer sent me a message on social media. Funnily enough, he was not even a Nigerian. He said I had a great body, and that I would be good in that aspect. He added that the pay would be mind-blowing. I blocked him immediately after reading the message. I don’t think I will ever do that.”
Eguavoen also denied that she was being stereotyped in Nollywood. She said, “I don’t think I am being stereotyped. In the course of my career, I have played diverse roles.”
On if women in Nollywood had equal opportunities with their male colleagues, the actress said, “Nollywood has opportunities for everybody, women inclusive. With the advent of social media, there are so many opportunities for everybody. I don’t think women are sidelined. I actually think women have a lot of opportunities, because there is no film that does not feature women. I feel a producer can comfortably make a film with an all-female cast, but they cannot do the same for men. If an entertainer is accepted by a community of women, their job is mostly done.”
Eguavoen, who often shares videos of herself singing on Instagram, stated that she had plans to release this year. She said, “Singing is one of the things I want to get involved in this year. I am going to record a couple of original songs and some ‘covers’ as well.”