Sexual harassment can’t be eradicated in Nollywood – Ruth Kadiri tells why | The9jafresh
Ruth Kadiri

Ruth Kadiri Ezerika in a recent interview gives her perspective of the much-talked-about phenomenon of sexual harassment in Nollywood.

According to the mother of one, 80 percent of the sexual harassment situations in the industry are mostly around people who are struggling to get into the field and those who are trying to find their feet.

“So, I don’t think there’s so much more sexual harassment anymore. I don’t know if I’m saying this because I’ve grown to a point where nobody can say nonsense to me. But I have my ears to the ground, I don’t have a lot of people coming to me to say, this person requested sex for a role and also because I feel like the industry is now female-dominated. These are the reasons why I think that sexual harassment has been reduced. I can’t say it has been eradicated because one or two persons will always fall victim and find themselves in that situation but I think it has drastically reduced. Correct me if I’m wrong,” she said.

It is no longer news that Mrs. Ezerika, has continued to successfully keep her marriage and husband’s identity a top-secret, she tells her reasons, “Okay, first of all, my marriage is not top-secret. If it were top-secret, you wouldn’t know that I’m married. Secondly, my husband is not top-secret, if you are close to me and you know me in the real sense, you would know that he’s not a secret. My husband goes to the location, he visits my set when I’m working. He’s home, my friends come home, they know him, they’ve had interactions with him, family and friends know him, what else? That’s just about it. I’m not about stressing emotionally, mentally, I’m just okay. Anybody that knows me personally, knows my husband and that’s alright.”

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