Nollywood actress and producer, Yinka Adewale premiered her movie, Voiceless Scream recently with several Nollywood stars in attendance.
In a recent interview with Punch, the actress revealed that she had some financial challenges during the production of the movie. She also added that if some actresses faced such challenges, they might be pushed to randy men who want something in return for their support.
She said, “Financing most of my projects was the major challenge I faced. Initially, a lot of people did not want to support me because they did not believe in my dream and they felt I was new in the industry. Because nobody really knew me, those investors did not believe I was good enough for their money. That was the major challenge, the rest were surmountable.
“I have never been sexually harassed but harassment is a product of financial challenges. If you do not have any financial constraint, you will not need to go and beg anybody except you are soliciting for a role because they do not know you yet. That is why it is advisable to start your own movie, get other brilliant actors to feature in it and it would boost your profile as an actor.”
About the lack of financial support leading to sexual harassment, she said, “Yes, lack of financial support could lead to an actress facing sexual harassment. When you need a sponsor for your project and you approach some men, they would not support you except they are getting something in return.”