Emeka Ike: “Producers Hate Me Because I Don’t Allow Them Sleep With Actresses”

Veteran Nollywood actor Emeka Ike who was common in almost every Nollywood movie in the late 90s and early 2000s, opened a can of beans.

Emeka in this interview disclosed why he’s hated by some movie producers and directors in the movie industry.

He speaks on his stand on not allowing up and coming actresses to be used for sex-for-movie roles and how it has made him to be hated in the film industry in Nigeria.

Read excerpts below: –

“If you knock at their office and you can’t sleep with them, you won’t be allowed to act. Is it fair to tell a girl that ‘if I don’t sleep with you, you won’t get my favour?’ if God does that to us, where would we be today? the actor asked.

He added that, “this situation is a general norm. Ask the smallest artiste about my position on the situation. I have stopped productions severally because of this (sexual harassment). That’s why sometimes they get issues with me.

Emeka narrated an ugly incident he witnessed on a movie set, he said, “There was a day I saw a girl crying at a corner of a movie set, her name is Esther. She is a make-up artiste now because she has stopped acting for them.

“I approached her and asked why she was crying. She was lamenting like a girl who has just lost her mother. She told me that ‘look at the girl going with my script, that ugly animal. The producer said if I can’t sleep with him, I can’t get the script.’

“She mentioned the name of the person. So because she can’t sleep with that man, she has to be marginalized, Kai! I have something against that. If a girl wants to sleep with you because you are a star or because she likes you, so be it. Don’t arm-twist someone, that is rape. Abroad, they will go to jail for even suggesting it to her.

“You need to be responsible and responsive to the young people you have exposed acting to. You need to stand up and fight for them. Right now, they are interested in acting and there is no place to go to. They go to Ajao and they tell them open your legs, is that what we made the industry for?

“I gave the lady her artiste fee that day. Go to Enugu and ask of Esther, the make-up artiste. She will tell you about this story. That is why they don’t like me.”

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11 Comments

  • My dear brother corrubtion have eating naija more than human immagination,every angle of our country has it own problem is only GOD that can help this NATION of ours.

  • Dear Emeka Ike. God will be your strength. But I wish you could do more on this issue by going on TV. I am not an actress, but a lot of us will join hands to fight this canker worm. This is uncalled for. Why are we all crucifying our leaders esp GEJ if we can’t be trusted in our own roles as citizens of this country. It is sad. I thanks names should be called if we want to stop this menace

  • Your Excellency!!!Great Job there,keep d good work,we need good Nigerian Ambassador in every facet of industries in our dear country that will call a spade a spade like Gani did…He was hated as well even our great Legend Fela Anikulapo….God will protect u and d family…They cant do anything….U are more than dem bro…We feel u,Nigerian President and World at large really know ur worth…God helps u…we love u….

  • Good bless you Emeka Ike for a job well done. Please, kep it up. Form your own association in conjuction with actors guild of nollywod actors or whatever that association is called, i can´t remember to have a department that will check mate this type of producers and directors who are into this mess in the movies industry, so disciplinary action can be taking against them, if possible ban them for producing and directing.

  • Let them hate you, God loves you very much. Stupid fools, that is why the always end-up with nothing.
    Pls if other guys in the industry will join Emeka to fight for this, I mean it will help to put an end to it.
    Like Emeka said in his comment up there, if a lady likes you as producer or as an Actor to sleep with you, far better off, than all these rubbish. Emeka dear God bless you.

  • Der ar many actors but real once lik u ar hard 2 find,dos dat fight 4 d interest of nigerians tryin to survive.God bles u and kip d gud work goin.

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