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Why Sexual Harassment Can’t Be Eradicated In Nollywood – Ruth Kadiri Spills

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Nollywood actress and producer, Ruth Kadiri Ezerika has on Saturday in a recent interview talked about the increasing phenomenon of sexual harassment in Nollywood.

The mother of one stated that 80 per cent of the sexual harassment situations in the industry are mostly around beginners who are trying to get into the field and struggling.

“So, I don’t think there’s so much more sexual harassment anymore. I don’t know if I’m saying this because I’ve grown to a point where nobody can say nonsense to me. But I have my ears to the ground, I don’t have a lot of people coming to me to say, this person requested sex for a role and also because I feel like the industry is now female-dominated.

“These are the reasons why I think that sexual harassment has been reduced. I can’t say it has been eradicated because one or two persons will always fall victim and find themselves in that situation but I think it has drastically reduced. Correct me if I’m wrong,” she said.

The movie producers also gave reasons why she has continued to keep her marriage and husband’s identity a top secret.

“Okay, first of all, my marriage is not top-secret. If it were top-secret, you wouldn’t know that I’m married. Secondly, my husband is not top-secret, if you are close to me and you know me in the real sense, you would know that he’s not a secret.

“My husband goes to the location, he visits my set when I’m working. He’s home, my friends come home, they know him, they’ve had interactions with him, family and friends know him, what else?

“That’s just about it. I’m not about stressing emotionally, mentally, I’m just okay. Anybody that knows me personally, knows my husband and that’s alright.”

Chukwuani Victoria is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist who's passionate about storytelling. She holds a BSC in Biology and is also a certified Radio presenter with BRMC. She likes to read, research, hang out with her friends and play scrabbles.