BY ESE DIBEBI
Nollywood star, John Okafor aka Mr Ibu has told The Sun that contrary to popular belief that sex for role is one of the menaces in the filmmaking industry, it is actually money-for-role that is ripping the industry apart.
Mr Ibu who has been around for over a decade said, “It is not sex-for-role that is in vogue now but money-for-role. People are paying to be part of productions. It is rubbish and I will keep criticising the practice and I tell you, I will get to the root of this matter.”
When asked what his advice for upcoming actors was, he said, “The only thing I want to tell them is to take am easy. Why should they use their hard earned money to buy roles? They should calm down.”
He continued, “If you go for an audition and fail, go home. Today might be someone else but tomorrow, it could be you. If there is any reason to be in any production, it should be by merit. Whatever you don’t know, ask questions.”