A lot of men are of the belief that at least half of successful women reached their heights as a result of their sexual escapades with men; this, the Nigerian actress, Toyin Abraham believes is a misconception and far from what it is.
She is of the view that most women make their money legitimately, adding that some of them in the Nollywood, including her, charge millions to appear in movies.
Her comments come on the wake of the concern raised by Nigerian rapper Ruggedman who asserted that it is only the women in Nollywood that are buying flashy cars and living well.
What could come across as a joke from the rapper has apparently irked Toyin Abraham and I believe to a large extent, other Nollywood actresses.
Toyin Abraham then saw it prudent to school Ruggedman and people thinking the same way of successful women on what she thinks the matter really is.
Here’s what Ruggedman wrote;
“My male actors in Nollywood what’s going on? It’s just the females that are buying cars and building houses left and right. I wanted to come into Nollywood but at this rate, I am not coming again”.
Toyin Abraham then replied to his message with a rather lengthy one on her IG page where she wrote;
“I saw the social media post made by respected rapper, Ruggedman about women making more money and doing well better than men.
I read between the lines and saw what Ruggedman implied.
It is a little bit sad that many people on social media leeched on it with many derogatory comments about women especially those of us in Nollywood.
It is important that I put this out there that many women make money and make good money legitimately.
I know actresses who charge 2 million, 3 million and 5 million in this Nollywood. I get paid in millions of naira for gigs.
As a matter of fact, I just paid for a very good car worth millions of Naira and at the same time, I know a lot of men in Nollywood who are doing extraordinarily well and paid in millions.
The fact that most of these men choose not to make noise on social media do not in any way mean that they are second class citizens in this industry.
We need to stop attributing every woman’s success to her sexual prowess with men, women deserve the success they have as much as men without attributing it to their sexuality.
Nollywood women like Bimbo Ademoye, Nancy Isime, Kehinde Bankole, Inidima Okojie , Sharon Ooja, Bisola Aiyeola, are getting paid in millions.
Even scriptwriters that are not in the limelight are getting paid in millions. It is disparaging to put the successes of these women within the box of their sexuality.
A lot of women are doing great things legitimately.
I am one of them and so also are many other women in other industries, not just the entertainment industry.
A woman is more than the sum total of her sexuality.”
Toyin Abraham Ajeyemi.