A popular Nollywood producer (names withheld) and a prominent member of the Association of Movie Producers (AMP) has been arrested after he was caught pants dawn stripping young actresses naked at his audition for a new movie last week in Surulere, Lagos.
Many registered members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) and non guild members came for the audition at a residence opposite the popular Nollywood rendezvous Winnis Hotel. The producer of Locomotive productions said only actresses were needed. But other male actors decided to hang around whilst the audition was going on before the owner of the venue raised an alarm that the actresses were being sexually abused in one of the rooms. She said she saw one of the young actresses totally stripped and two others were giving blow-job to two members of the casting crew. The male actors rushed into the house and caught the popular producer and two other men engaged in oral sex with two actresses! They blew the whistle and the authorities soon arrived and arrested the producer and his accomplices.
Were they auditioning for a porn home video?
Cossy Orjiakor, a Nollywood sex symbol has once complained of sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment of desperate young actresses is common in Nollywood, but many popular actors and producers have denied allegations of sexual abuse.
Pornography is a criminal offence in Nigeria and the National Film and Video Censors Board, the industry regulatory body checks the portrayal of violence, crimes, sex and pornography, vulgarity, obscenity, etc in Nigerian and foreign movies before broadcast.