Actress Rose Odika has blamed the production and availability of illicit and exposive movies on viewers saying that is what the people want. She said if producers make movies deemed moral enough, people won’t buy it and the producers will be at loss.
Rose Odika who is currently the pioneer governor of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) in Oyo State, while speaking with BBC Yoruba said: “Assuming am in a group, for instance, take note am a business person, groups is like a school, if you go to university to read theatre art, they won’t tell you how to make money with it, they will only tell you the redolent of the profession they won’t teach you how to make money.”
“A group is a professional body, If I join the group, their constitution won’t tell you not to produce movies that expose the body, because they won’t feed you, am there as an investor, am there as a professional producer, you own your money, not the TAMPAN, I want to produce a movie with 10 million Naira and i want to make sales, then I study the market and notice what will sell my market is for someone to expose her body, I will have to do that because I want to realize my money back.”
“So it is the society that determines the kind of movie we will produce. Also, the censor board also has work to do, after producing a movie, the censor board has the power to remove one or two scenes in the movie.”
She also mentioned that actresses exposing their body these days get fame compared to previous times when such acts were frowned upon.