Watch: Actor Odunlade Adekola Debunks Sex-For-Role Allegation
Popular Yoruba actor, Odunlade Adekola has come out to react to the allegation making waves on social media that he demands sex from young actresses in return for roles in films.
This rumour started making rounds after some blogs posted it on their page. In reaction, Odunlade made a video on his Instagram and YouTube pages debunking this rumour.
He said that any lady that he had ever demanded sex in exchange for a film role should come forward and speak their truth. He then challenged his accusers to provide proof of the allegations levelled against him.
The actor stated that he does not react to rumours, but in this case, he chose to because of other actresses who might have the intention of coming into the movie industry. In his words:
You don’t need to reply to everything, but there are some things they’ll say about you that you must clear because of the future. Let me clear this one. They said I normally demand sex before I give anyone a role, that I ask for sex from ladies in my group before giving them roles. I, Odunlade Adekola, has never ever done this. I cannot make anyone a star, but to any of the ladies (lists names) that have passed through me, do not make attempts to cover up for me, if I have ever asked for sex before giving you any role, please drop comments under this post. I just have to come out to clear this because of the young ones coming into the industry later, I just have to do this.
Odunlade Adekola is a Nigerian actor, singer, filmmaker, producer, and director. He was born and raised in Abeokuta, Ogun State but from Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State.
He gained popularity and was widely known for his lead role in Ishola Durojaye’s 2003 movie, Asiri Gomina Wa, and has acted in multiple Nollywood movies since then. He is the founder and CEO of the Odunlade Adekola Film Production (OAFP).