A budding Nollywood actress, Juliet Njemanze,
has said that she feels ashamed to say that she’s an actress because of the stigma that has been attached to actresses.
Juliet also said that the poor pay actors get is another thing that discourages her about the acting profession.
The Kano State-bred actress made this known in a new interview. Juliet Njemanze said:
“EVERY INDUSTRY HAS ITS OWN PROBLEM BUT I WILL SAY THE THING THAT TURNS ME OFF IS THE STIGMA ATTACHED TO ACTRESSES IN NOLLYWOOD. THE STIGMA IS CRAZY THAT SOMETIMES I FEEL ASHAMED TO TELL SOMEONE I’M AN ACTRESS BECAUSE PEOPLE LOOK AT YOU AS A PR0STITUTE. THEY BELIEVE YOU MUST HAVE SLEPT WITH DIRECTORS AND PRODUCERS TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE. ACTING FOR ME IS MY LIFE, MY CAREER, IT’S MY EVERYTHING AND I LOVE IT WITH PASSION BUT PEOPLE’S IMPRESSION ABOUT THE JOB IS REALLY DISCOURAGING. ANOTHER THING THAT TURNS ME OFF IS THE POOR PAY. THE ACTORS DON’T GET ENOUGH PAY FOR THEIR WORK EXCEPT YOU ARE A SUPERSTAR.”