Wednesday, 14 September 2016

“I’ve Lost Many Roles For Denying Producers Sex” – Rising Actress, Ufedo Sunshine Reveals

She is known to be one of the youngest and brightest newbies in Nollywood currently.

Ufedo Sunshine, who is obviously not only endowed intellectually, but also physically had an exclusive interview this week in which she revealed quite a lot about her experience in Nollywood.

Born Ufedo B. Itodo Osuala in Jos from a Christian background is a fast-rising Nollywood actress and entrepreneur. She had her primary education in Bauchi State, and secondary education in Abuja and Kogi state.

She went further to study Human Resources Management at the University of Ghana in 2014 (Knutsford).

Sunshine who also doubles as the owner ofBemztouch, a fashion house in Lekki, describes acting as a passion which began for her at age 10…
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“But I started acting professionally when I was in the university in Ghana. A friend of mine told me about this movie coming up then, he took me to the audition venue, I was auditioned and given the role. It was challenging being my first job then, and I was nervous,” she said.

When the actress was asked what she considered her biggest selling point as an actress?

She said: “My delivery and performance when acting are my selling points. I’m generally in my zone whenever I’m in front of the camera.”

But Ufedo Sunshine’s unique selling point doesn’t just end there; her biggest selling point is her backside and lips…

“Let’s say my back view and lips are my strongest selling points physically. My first movie made me realise that. My colleagues were like “you are endowed”. When I changed into another costume, the Director was like “wow!”

Sunshine who has acted in movies such as“Nollywood Scandal”, “The Grave Dust”, “Undercover Lover”, “School Party 1 to 4”, “No more Luv”, “Henna”, etc, and has acted alongside the likes of Zack Orji, Joseph Benjamin, Ramson Noah, Joke Silva, Alex Ekubo, Annie Idibia, John Dumelo and more, spills all on her mind about producers and directors demanding S3x from young actresses before they can be given a role.

“The industry is somehow. I believe that if you know what you stand for as an individual, you would not fall for such. There are some Producers and Directors out there asking girls for S3x in exchange for a role, and the thing is once you do it, you would have to continue that way. It’s a bad way to start and push your career.”

When asked if any director or producer ever demanded S3x from her while starting out and what was her reaction…She said as she confided in the publication:.

Oh yes! Not once not twice. Some boldly said to me “if you don’t give in then forget the role” I have lost couple of acting jobs due to my refusal. But I’m glad I did not give in. When you have God you have everything, that’s me. I feel sorry for the desperate girls falling like chickens. They are the ones giving the industry a terrible name.”

The actress/ fashion-house-owner also expressed her disappointment over the fake lifestyle of most Nollywood star. “Some of them will be showing off what they can’t really afford, while they are struggling to pay their bills”, Sunshine said.

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