Child Labour In Nollywood: Nigerian Actress Exposes Movie Producers Exploiting Underage Kids
In recent times, there has been an upsurge in the discourse surrounding child labour in the Nigerian movie industry, with many actors, producers and activists speaking out against it. However, popular film star Regina Daniels has issued a disclaimer to celebrities and movie producers speaking against child labour and the need to keep the industry safe, much to the disappointment of many Nigerians.
Regina Daniels, who kicked off with acting as a child, bemoaned how unsafe the industry was for young girls as she narrated an encounter with a 14-year old make-up artiste on set in Delta State. Speaking in a video shared on her Instagram page, the mother of two stressed how dangerous the movie industry was for young girls both as workers and actresses alike while expressing gratitude to her mother for shielding her from wolves.
Many Nigerians have criticized the actress for her stance, noting that it is high time Nollywood producers take responsibility for the welfare of children on their movie sets. Child labour in the Nigerian movie industry has become a recurrent issue, with children being subjected to long hours of work, denied education and exposed to various forms of abuse.
Activists have called for stricter regulations and enforcement of existing laws, while actors have spoken out about their own experiences of being exploited as child actors. The issue has also brought to light the need for child protection policies in the entertainment industry, with many calling for the establishment of a regulatory body to monitor the activities of producers and protect children from abuse.
The Nigerian movie industry is a significant contributor to the country’s economy, and as such, it is crucial that measures are put in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all involved in its production. It is hoped that with increased awareness and advocacy, the issue of child labour in Nollywood will be addressed, and children will be protected from exploitation and abuse.
Regina Daniels has recently released a statement refuting claims made by other celebrities and movie producers about the dangers of child labor in the film industry. Despite starting her acting career as a child, the billionaire wife has expressed concern about how unsafe the industry is for young girls, as she shared an unsettling encounter with a 14-year-old make-up artist on a set in Delta State.
In a video posted on her Instagram page, the mother of two emphasized the dangers of the movie industry for young girls, both as workers and actresses alike. She expressed gratitude towards her mother for shielding her from such dangers, acknowledging the existence of wolves who prey on young, vulnerable girls in the industry.
Regina Daniels’ disclaimer comes amidst growing concerns about the exploitation of child labor in Nigeria’s film industry. Many celebrities and movie producers have spoken out against the exploitation of young actors, actresses, and other workers in the industry, calling for more stringent measures to protect children from harm.
In light of these concerns, it is reassuring to see celebrities like Regina Daniels taking a stand against child labor and advocating for the safety and well-being of young people in the industry. It is imperative that we work together to create a safer environment for all those working in the film industry, especially children who are particularly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.
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