Why Nollywood actresses don’t beg for money online – Etim Effiong

Nollywood actor and film producer Etim Effiong has revealed why his female colleagues in Nollywood do not publicly solicit financial support.

The actor who was a guests on a recent episode of the Bahd And Boujee Podcast, was asked why actors come online to seek aid.

Effiong said men are traditionally responsible for addressing women’s issues.

He highlighted society’s expectation for men to resolve their challenges independently.

Effiong added that when a man faces problems beyond his ability to solve, it forces him to turn to the world for aid.

“Traditionally, in society, women have been largely men’s responsibility,” the actor said.

“So whenever there is a problem with the woman, men are quick to rise to the occasion and meet that need.

“Whatever culture you come from in Nigeria, it would be taboo to the men when the women in that culture have a problem and the men are not solving it.

“So, if you flip that, the converse of that is when the men have issues, the men need to solve the issues. Women are not going to rise to solve the issues for men largely. Men have to sort themselves out.

“And when a man reaches a point where he can not solve his problems, he is not going to go to a woman, he is going to go to the world and be like, ‘Guys, I have reached my limit. I cannot help myself, come help me.’”

Etim Effiong, alongside Kenya’s Sarah Hassan and Catherine Kamau Karanja, showcased his talent in the 2019 film ‘Plan B’.

His notable roles extend to films such as ‘Fish Bone,’ ‘Storm,’ ‘Oloture,’ ‘Skin,’ and ‘Kofa’.

These earned him recognition with an award at the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in 2022.


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