Nollywood actor, Chris Bassey has spoken about how homosexuality has displaced sex-for-role requests in the Nigerian movie industry.
In a recent interview with a correspondent; the Cross River state thespian said he believes that sex-for-roles are a thing of the past. Further, he says homosexuality is the new vice.
“The industry is not the way it used to be because now the rate people engage in homosexuality is too high. But then, when a lady presents herself to a man and says; ‘I want you to help me, this is what I can do’.
“There is a way a lady will present herself and the man will listen to her. But not when you want a role or someone to help you, you are going the other way round.
“Yes, sex-for-role happened in those days. But I believe not anymore. Gone are the days when you for had to sleep with someone to get a role. It doesn’t happen again. Even if it does, the percentage is very, very low.
“These days, you have directors that have their own academies. They want people to register under them and possibly from there, they can get roles. So, I don’t think sex-for-role is still happening.”
Christopher Etim Bassey aka Chris Bassey is an all-rounder. He is an actor, writer and director.
Chris Bassey also discussed his spirituality during the interview session.
Here is what he said;
“Spiritual in the sense that my father was a traditional ruler, so whenever I do a movie, I am always cautious about anything that has to do with graveyard, shrine, and mystical things.”