Popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham Ajeyemi, has taken to her social media account to enlighten the public that women in Nollywood make money legitimately.
She made this statement in response to veteran rap artiste, Ruggedman’s claims that women in Nollywood seem more successful than their male counterpart.
“My male actors in Nollywood whats going on? Its just the females that are buying cars and building houses left and right. I wanted to come into Nollywood but at this rate, I am not coming again.” Ruggedman wrote.
The ace actress noted that some women get paid in millions in the film sector hence they choose to spoil themselves by buying cars or build houses.
She said, “I saw the social media post made by respected rapper, Ruggedman about women making more money and doing well, better than men. I read between the lines and saw what Ruggedman implied. It is a little bit sad that many people on social media leeched on it with many derogatory comments about women especially those of us in Nollywood. It is important that I put this out there that many women make money and make good money legitimately. I know actresses who charge two million, three million and five million in this Nollywood.”
Citing herself as an example, the thespian revealed that she gets paid in millions of naira and she has acquired a car worth millions of naira. She further stressed that her male counterparts are equally doing well in the film sector.
The Alakada actress said, “I get paid in millions of naira for gigs. As a matter of fact, I just paid for a very good car worth millions of naira and at the same time, I know a lot of men in Nollywood who are doing extraordinarily well and paid in millions.
“The fact that most of these men choose not to make noise on social media do not in any way mean that they are second class citizens in this industry.”
She continued, “We need to stop attributing every woman’s success to her sexual prowess with men, women deserve the success they have as much as men without attributing it to their sexuality. Nollywood women like Bimbo Ademoye, Nancy Isime, Kehinde Bankole, Inidima Okojie , Sharon Ooja, Bisola Aiyeola, are getting paid in millions.
Even script writers that are not in the limelight are getting paid in millions. It is disparaging to put the successes of these women within the box of their sexuality. A lot of women are doing great things legitimately. I am one of them and so also are many other women in other industries not just the entertainment industry. A woman is more than the sum total of her sexuality.”