A former beauty queen, rapper and actress, Munachi Abii, has said that sexual harassment makes the entertainment industry a tough place for women to flourish.
Muna, as she is fondly called by her fans, stated this in a recent Instagram Live chat monitored by Sunday Scoop.
Asked if women have the same opportunities as men in showbiz, the entertainer said, “I think women have the same opportunities as men in the entertainment industry. Unfortunately, it is not easy for women because of sexual harassment which is a very serious issue in any industry. Women have the same opportunities but it is up to them to carry themselves how they want to.”
Muna, who is gradually finding her feet in Nollywood after starring in the award-winning movie, Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, said it was not difficult for her to transition into acting.
“It was a bit easier for me because I just had to decide. After I won the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant, I got a lot of offers to act in movies but at the time, I didn’t want to do it because I had heard a lot about the industry. However, as time went on, seasons changed and a lot more young people got involved and the stories got better. I then decided to give it a try. People saw something in me and they offered me roles. I didn’t attend any film school; it came naturally to me.”
Responding to a fan who inquired about her marital status, the former MBGN winner said, “I am not married yet but I have a very serious relationship.”
Sharing her view on the #EndSARS protests taking place in different parts of the country, Muna said, “I will only protest if I know it would yield results. I will rather find myself in a situation where I can talk to the powers that be. We are living in very serious times. Some things need to change. My own way of fighting is different from protesting.”