Charles Inojie, a prominent Nollywood actor, has expressed concerns about the increasing number of individuals entering the entertainment industry. In an interview on the Honest Bunch Podcast, the actor lamented the trend of aspiring actors using the profession as a platform for their other businesses.
He criticized this group of people, stating that they lack genuine interest in Nollywood and are primarily seeking to promote their non-entertainment ventures. Inojie referred to them as individuals who are merely pursuing titles in Nollywood without a genuine passion for the industry.
He further remarked that this influx of individuals happened at a time when the industry experienced a surge in newcomers. He described them as individuals who do not intend to build a lasting career in acting but are using Nollywood as a means to enhance their personal businesses.
Inojie expressed concerns about the presence of what he referred to as “daughters of Jezebel” in Nollywood, who are willing to go to great lengths to secure roles in front of the camera. He suggested that such individuals are looking for movie producers and directors to exploit.
Many people in the comment section of the interview concurred with his sentiments, noting that there are numerous individuals claiming to be actresses but have rarely appeared in actual movies. They echoed his concerns about the commercialization of Nollywood by those with ulterior motives.