Popular Nigerian actress, Linda Osifo, has explained why women in Nollywood are more successful than their male counterparts. Osifo was asked the question by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu during an interview on Rubbing Minds: why women do better in the industry than men?
She said there are so many more avenues for women to make money than men.
Linda Osifo went on to enunciate that ambassadorial deals from wig brands, skincare, clothing brands are why some of them have more money than men and can acquire houses. “As a woman compared to a man I have more options to get more jobs than a man. I can advertise hair, wigs, shoes and a wide range of clothes from brands which most men cannot. The ratio of men to women is 1:3 which makes the market wider for us.”
“I’ve become a brand ambassador to skincare brands and that’s an industry that men don’t dominate and conquer so this is how women are more successful.
“Women have more opportunities to make money.
“I’ve come to understand that society has the mindset that most women can’t succeed on their own. It’s a big problem because many women are doing so much for themselves.
“The more people on social media platforms, the more you can market to them but at the end of the day talent sustains success.”