Nollywood actress, Judith Iwu has said that many of her colleagues have gone diabolical in a bid to retain wealthy men they can extort.

“Some of my female colleagues and some social butterfly ladies are now hand in glove with some alfas (Islamic clerics) who prepare certain cream for them with voodoo.

“And once these ladies apply these creams on their private parts and sleep with their targets, the men automatically become ATM machines and buy them houses, cars, other material things, and sponsor their vacations,” Vanguard quoted the thespian as saying.

Iwu described the practice as an “evil” that has become “widespread”.

According to her, the practice constitutes a danger to the industry and the larger society “particularly now that the majority of Nigerians are clamouring for positive change.”

She said no one should attempt to justify the practice by claiming it is a tactic to survive the harsh economy.

“Acting is an honourable profession and I’m proud to be an actor.

“It’s so sad that some actors are now using our film industry as an avenue to carry out indecent behaviour.

“Actors should be role models and not objects of caricature. Our fans who used to believe in us are now disappointed in us, to the extent that they have given us new disheartening names like Yeyebrities, Punabrities, Oloshobrities; the list is endless. I weep for my industry,” she said.