Sexual Harassment In Nollywood
Yoruba actress, Opeyemi Aiyeola, has dished on the cases of sexual harassment in Nollywood, explaining that women are chiefly responsible for these occurrences.
According to Aiyeola, a woman’s enticing personality displayed through their carriage and dressing can spur the opposite sex to make unwanted advances at them.
This fact has contributed to the issue of sexual harassment in the movie industry, though such an incident has not happened to her.
The actress shared her views in an interview with The Sun News saying, “I wouldn’t totally agree that it’s true as much as I wouldn’t deny that actresses suffer sexual harassment, because it’s not happened where I am doesn’t mean it does not exist.”
“From day one it’s always the case when men get attracted to women and vice versa.”
“When you claim men harass women, are you saying women too don’t torment or grease the male even with their sexy moves? So, for me, it’s a matter of choice. It becomes an issue when the two of them don’t agree before anything is done.”
The actress also put the issue down to the way women comport themselves around men.
She added that her strong personality would not allow for the opposite sex to have the opportunity to suggest any idea relating to sexual harassment to her.
This has been her way of fending off unpleasant scenario such as this.
“I’m a woman, and a beautiful one at that. But I will never position myself at that corner where you will have the courage or momentum to even offer me such desire.”
“I grew up as a very nurtured and disciplined woman and I’m never desperate at getting to the top. “
“A man will only have the desire to sexually molest you if and when he sees you as just too loose and desperate.”
“Once you don’t place yourself in such corners, I believe such would be convincingly avoided.”
The actress, who has been taking on a long break from acting has many movie credits to her name.
One of these is in the 2005 Tade Ogidan film, “Aya mi òwòn: Madam Dearest”, where she starred with Shola Sobowale, Yemi Solade and others.