Respected Nollywood actor, Deji Aderemi, makes a rather bold statement about actresses in the Nigerian movie industry while showing solidarity for embattled actor Baba Ijesha.
Deji Aderemi, in his chat with the press at Lagos Court where Baba Ijesha was tried, said that there’s no actress that can boastfully say that she has not slept with any of her colleagues in the movie industry. The veteran actor noted that such act is a ‘normal thing’ in Nollywood.
The actor revealed that the female actors indulge in such act for the greater good and to help them bond well in the movie industry.
Aderemi said the sexual accusation levied against Baba Ijesha was shameful, despicable and has never happened among Yoruba actors. He further disclosed that he spoke with actress Iyabo Ojo, but she shunned him despite speaking to her like a father.
According to him;
I came to court because they said somebody slept with someone. This is a normal thing in our industry. It is something that happens every day in the industry. If this person has done something wrong, they should reprimand him rather than laying false accusations on him.
There is no successful actress that would say that she has not been slept with in the industry before.
They now planned for him. This issue hurts so many people. I know it will never be well with them. They turned another person’s child into a prisoner. Because of what? They laid a false allegation against him.
I came to the proceedings today to come and learn from it to learn life lessons. These are the same people that he has eaten with before. How come they are now laying such an allegation on him.
Since I started acting, I have never heard of such a thing before. It isn’t like this thing doesn’t happen, but I am surprised it is going to court.
I called Iyabo Ojo, and I told her that she is a child among us. I told her that as her father I want her to forget the case. Iyabo asked me if I would like such a thing to happen to my daughter? I told her that I was talking to her as her father. She hung the phone on me. Princess hasn’t been vocal. It is Iyabo we have been seeing doing different recordings.
How much did they collect from Iyabo that she reached this height in her career? Have they not slept with her also? We know everything. It is not a new thing in our circle.
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