Few days ago Veteran actor Kofi Ajorlolo bitterly complained about movie producers refusing to pay him after featuring in their movies. Several industry players have come out to either support or condemn his claims and one of such is actress Moesha Buduong.
According to Moesha, while producers deserve some of the bashing for their actions, the blame should also be laid at the foot of the pioneer actors.
Speaking with Graphic Showbiz in a recent interview, Moesha disclosed that the foundation laid from the beginning was weak hence the reason many actors are suffering.
“I would want to talk based on my experience in the industry, all the things coming out now is as a result of what those who came before us did. They were happy just being on the screens and did not see the need to be paid for their works.
“Today, they have realised the money is not coming so they are calling out producers. Because they did not see the need to take money for work done, producers also saw no need to pay and that has been the trend for so long.
“There were times movie producers were using cars of their cast in their movies so it became a requirement. If you did not have a car, you would not get roles and interestingly, these actors were enjoying the fact that they were being used. I believe they had no idea a day like this was going to come,” she said.
Moesha added that she faced a lot of difficulty in being accepted into the movie industry saying she was rejected a lot of times.
“It was difficult because I had nothing so directors and producers were not ready to use me. It got to a time my dad was not comfortable with me going after my dreams because I had nothing to show for it so I went back to school and then social media came.”
“On the part of the men, it is just sorrowful; there are so many people who have stopped acting because of some of these things. When those who started were on top, they thought that was it but today ask me where are they now.”she stated.
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