Like Uche Jombo, Nollywood actress Queen Nwokoye lashes out at false media reports

Posted on August 15 2016 , at 04:46 pm
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  • The actress had a lot to get off her chest.

Queen Nwokoye
Queen Nwokoye

Nollywood actress, Queen Nwokoye is unhappy about some false reports about her in the media and has a lot to get off her chest today.

Queen expressed her disappointment at a newspaper at the weekend that quoted her as saying, ‘If it is true that actresses have to sleep with producers to get roles, I’m happy I didn’t have to do so. Sometimes, it is people’s way of trying to explain away their failure. I didn’t pass through it.’

‘From my experience, nobody ever asked to sleep with me. If you present yourself as someone that can sleep around to get roles, people will treat you that way. But the truth is how many people do you want to sleep with before you become famous?’

In 13 quick points, here is is how she shot down the report.

1. First of all, I did not grant an interview to you guys. I wouldnt have, because the last time I did, you twisted my words as usual and gave it one of your stupid captions.

2. I granted an interview to Samuel Olatunji.

3. The interview was aimed at highlighting my personal struggles in the industry as an upcomer to encourage the new ones.

4. I talked about how I looked for ways to upgrade myself when I found out I was being stereotyped to a particular role.

5. I talked about looking up to and watching movies of other talented actresses to make myself better.

6. I talked about how movie critics also helped by bashing some of my movies and how instead of feeling offended, it made me sit up and it made me work harder.

7. Then I was asked ‘but we heard you have to sleep with someone before you make it big in Nollywood’ and in our defence I told him it didn’t happen to me.

8. Then I was asked ‘why didn’t you relocate to lagos’ and I gave them my reasons.

9. When the interview came out, I was shocked at what I saw. Everything was removed and the ones they left were twisted to suit the stupid caption they feel will bring traffic to them.

10. Things I did not say were added and the aim of the interview was defeated.

11. It is only in Nigeria a journalist will still be asking about sex for roles in 2016.

12. There are other positive things happening in Nollywood. Good cameras, up to date equipments etc. Focus on the positives.

13. Write things that will sell the industry instead of always dwelling on the perceived negatives.

Uche Jombo has similarly had to shut down false reports about her
Uche Jombo has similarly had to shut down false reports about her

Something similar occurred a week ago when another actress, Uche Jombo also shut down the same publication for misquoting her.

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