Nollywood director, Aniedi Awah Noba’s name might not ring a bell but people in Nollywood know him well. Aniedi isn’t known because he is always behind the scene, directing and dictating who takes which role. Well, in an interview with Vanguard, Aniedi says there is no big deal in directors sleeping with actresses, after all a man can meet a woman anywhere and do the thing, stressing it’s only a matter of understanding. Here is what he told Vanguard…
“If a director is a man and the actress is a woman and they find themselves attracted to each other, they’re permitted to do anything because they are adults. Where it becomes bad is when one person puts a gun on the other person’s head and make unhealthy demands through some blackmail.
Sexual issues are not things you can really predict because they are human related. Anybody can sleep with anybody anywhere in the world as far as it’s an agreeable venture. So if I’m a director and I see an actress and I say I want to sleep with you and the actress agrees I don’t see anything wrong with that.
Where it becomes bad is when I say I will not give you a job until I sleep with you. Now, we over-flog this issue of directors sleeping with actresses. A man will meet a woman anywhere, any day and they will sleep with each other. Let anybody sleep with anybody they want, life goes on. Let’s just do the work”.