Nigerian writer, Kemi Yesufu, is among a host of others who have frowned against a Twitter post made by veteran rapper, Ruggedman, in which he made some insinuations about women in Nollywood.
Ruggedman in his post had asked why females seem to be more successful than their male counterparts in the movie industry.
However, in her Facebook post, Yesufu explained that some of the top-grossing Nollywood movies in recent times were made by female producers.
She noted that the rapper ignored such positive contribution and instead ignited a negative debate about the efforts of actresses and by extension, women in general.
“A glance at the top-grossing movies in the last three to five years will show how female producers are leading in Nollywood. But as usual, a washed-up musician overlooks the positive contribution of women and has ignited a debate to further demonize actresses and women by extension.”
In a different portion of her post, the writer noted that women cannot be sidelined when talking about the success of the movie industry.
Yesufu noted that women who have been at the forefront of successful movies have also gone behind the cameras to produce major blockbusters.
She condemned Ruggedman’s post and also called out those who are quick to agree with him, especially in a country where intercourse is a type of currency demanded from women.