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“I Thought Being Beautiful Will Get Me Roles In Nollywood”- Caroline Igben Laments

Fast-rising Nollywood actress and content creator, Caroline Igben has shared her experience with producers and directors in the movie industry.

In an interview with Pulse TV monitored by Kemi Filani news, Caroline Igbe disclosed that she has had times where certain producers and directors harassed her sexually.

“I have not been sexually harassed. If you are to count offers of being asked to go for lunch or dinner after an audition, I have gotten such offers”.

Recounting her experience in Nollywood, the theatre arts graduate exclaimed she thought being beautiful and talented would get her roles in Nollywood. Igben added that Nollywood humbled her.

I studied theatre arts and I thought coming out would be easy for me .I said to myself ‘I am fine, talented and sound okay’ But then it was such a reality check when I got in and I realized  there are too many people with all these qualities. The industry has humbled me.I am humbled that is all I can say”.

Sharing her view on colorism in Nollywood, she said: “I don’t think colorism is a reason for anyone not to get jobs.Directors have particular skin colours they want for specific roles.It may be a dark skinned or light skinned person”.

On her plans for the future, the actress who hails from Delta State said: “I hope to have grown significantly in the next five years”.

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