By Milcah Tanimu
Charles Inojie, a prominent Nollywood actor, has raised concerns about the growing number of individuals entering the Nollywood film industry. During an interview on the Honest Bunch Podcast, he expressed dismay at the influx of aspiring actresses who view the industry merely as a platform for promoting their businesses.
Inojie described these individuals as “daughters of Jezebel” and suggested that they are primarily interested in establishing connections with Nollywood directors and producers. He observed that they are willing to do anything to appear in front of the camera.
He remarked, “These are the people who pay movie producers to secure roles in films. They are only pursuing titles, using acting as a side hustle, as many of them are involved in other businesses. They just want an affiliation with Nollywood.”
He further explained that this trend emerged during a period of industry expansion when newcomers flooded in. Many of these individuals, according to Inojie, are not looking to build a career but are simply seeking to use their roles as a promotional tool for their other businesses.
Inojie cautioned that there are actresses who are not adequately trained or committed to their craft and may be easily influenced by unprofessional producers and directors.
He concluded by stating, “There are daughters of Jezebel seeking movie producers and directors to further their personal agendas.”
In the comments section, many agreed with Inojie’s perspective, noting the proliferation of individuals who call themselves actresses but have minimal experience in actual film roles.
This sentiment echoes recent remarks made by veteran actor Kanayo Kanayo, who expressed concern about the changing dynamics in Nollywood. He emphasized the need for the industry to prioritize talent and creativity over factors like Brazilian Butt Lifts, sex work, Instagram fame, and homosexuality. Kanayo Kanayo also criticized the influx of social media influencers into Nollywood and the disrespect that can result from their presence in the industry.