On the recent ‘Tea with Tay’ podcast, Nollywood actress Ini Edo spoke out against the flying narratives that female actresses in the industry make more money than their male counterparts by engaging in prostitution and sleeping with men for money.
Edo called the narrative a sad conversation and expressed her frustration with the negative impact it has on the industry and its growth.
According to her, most of the people who push the narratives are also in the entertainment industry.
“This is such a sad conversation; this is such a sad conversation considering that I hear this narrative coming from people in the same industry,” said Edo.
“I’m like these are the issues; this is why people don’t grow.
"This is why as a community; we are struggling because we are our own problems."
The actress went on to highlight the harmful effects of tearing each other down and rejecting progress within the industry.
“We are the ones tearing each other down.
"We are the ones clamoring for change but we are the ones rejecting it. It’s just like you are eating yourself,” she added.
Using herself as an example, she said that she was criticized back in 2006 when she bought her second car.
According to Ini Edo, people questioned how she could afford the car she bought not considering that she had worked hard and consistently for six years.