During an interview with media personality Chude, comedian Ashmusy gave an explanation of why she stopped appearing in Nollywood films.
Because some producers insisted on having sex with her before casting her in a role, Ashmusy acknowledged that she stopped acting in films.
She acknowledged that as a result of their repeated requests for her to meet them in private spaces, she had grown increasingly scared of being sexually assaulted. She stated that if she complied, some of the producers would make her a well-known actress.
In her statement during the interview, she said, “I stopped acting in Nollywood because some producers always asked me to have sex with them. They usually invite me to private rooms, and it got to the point that I had to escape from one of them because I was so scared of being raped.
“When I realized that it was becoming a constant thing in Nollywood, I decided to stop acting in movies because I cannot exchange my body for a movie role.”