I wasn’t given movie roles for 14 years because I refused to sleep around – Actress, Jumoke George
Veteran Nollywood actress, Jumoke George has disclosed that she wasn’t given movie roles for 14 years because she refused to sleep around.
She made this claim in a recent interview with Punch when asked why she left the Nigerian movie industry.
According to Jumoke, she didn’t leave the industry on her own volition but because she turned down the advances of those who wanted to sleep with her before giving her movie roles.
She claimed she stood her ground against their advances and they, in turn, blacklisted her from featuring in their movies.
However, she didn’t disclose the identity of those who offered her sex for roles.
“I did not leave (the industry) of my own volition. Some people in the industry wanted to sleep with me and I stood my ground that I would not do that with anyone in that sector. Because of that, I was not used or called for acting jobs for 14 years.”
In other news, Nigerian Gospel Singer, Monique Naija has put warm smiles on the face of her Mother after she purchased a house for her to celebrate her birthday.
Monique disclosed that she’d been planning the house project as a surprise birthday gift and she’s thankful that her secret prayers proved being answered after she saw the smiles on her mother’s face.
Sharing the video, she wrote;
Happy Birthday Dear Mother
I am grateful to God for allowing me bring this great joy and happiness to my Mother , My jewel, My pride- through this house project that I have secretely planned for her as a surprise birthday gift
Furnitures on the way
She deserves this and all my secret prayers proved being answered when I saw the smile on her face. It was not easy, but God made it happen!
I am here to tesify that without doubt and putting my faith into actions, God has stayed true to his faithfulness and my song today is his word in Psalms 34:3-8.
“let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt his name together. I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles. For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him. Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!”
I thank all my fans, loved ones and well wishers who continue to encourage me through it all.
With faith, works and God, you too will celebrate this year. Amen
Praise and Celebration all this way. Hallelulyah all the time! ”