According to Nollywood diva, Queen
Nwokoye, not every actress took a short cut
to stardom, stating that she is proudly one of
Nwokoye was reacting to the topic concerning
actresses who sleep with movie directors in an
interview published by Punch News’ Sunday
Scoop on August 14, 2016.
She stated that she has been fortunate not to be
in that type of situation, and that unlike most
people, she did not have to relocate to Lagos
before she became a star.
“Lagos is too rowdy. It’s too busy for me. In
Lagos, everybody is hustling. I am not a hustler.
All my life, I have never had to hustle for anything,
anything I have came to me, including stardom.”
‘‘If it is true that actresses have to sleep with
producers to get roles, I’m happy I didn’t have to
do so. Sometimes, it is people’s way of trying to
explain away their failure. I didn’t pass through
“From my experience, nobody ever asked to sleep
with me. If you present yourself as someone that
can sleep around to get roles, people will treat
you that way. But the truth is how many people
do you want to sleep with before you become
Despite her rise to fame, the actress has
maintained that she remains grounded, shutting
down suggestions that she is proud.
“I don’t think anybody can accuse me of being
proud. I don’t even consider myself a star and I
don’t see how someone like me can begin to act
arrogantly”, she said.