Opeyemi Arike Adetunji, the beautiful actress who has featured in Yoruba blockbuster movies like Omo Alhaja 2, Omo Ijoba, to mention just a few, has talked about s*xual harassment in the industry.
The actress gave an insight to what s*xual harassment means, at least to her, as many actresses, in her own opinion have wrongly claimed to have been s*xually harassment when it was nothing but normal wooing and romance.
In reaction to the question whether she has ever being s*xually harassed, she retorted, “No, it has never happened.”
“People get attracted to each other and it’s left to the lady to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a proposal. S*xual harassment to me is when you are forced to do what you don’t want to do.
“Whenever a male colleague comes to me and asks me out and I say no, no is no and if I’m interested and I say ‘yes’, good luck to you. Like my boss normally says, if someone sleeps with you and you are not talented, it won’t make you get roles and if at all it does, it won’t sustain you.
“But if you are talented, you’ll be called upon. So far, I’ve not slept with anybody for movie roles, I can boldly say it anywhere and anytime,” she added
Opeyemi Arike Adetunji is a woman fired up to carve a niche for herself in the movie industry. Having produced a couple of movies of her own like ‘Mopelola’, she’s poised to rub shoulders with the top guns in the industry.
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