Mercy Asiedu, who encouraged women interested in performing to avoid trading sexual favors for promotion, stated that she rose to fame by hard work and grace.
In an interview with Graphic Showbiz, the filmmaker stated that she never slept her way to the top and that exchanging sex for movie roles did not ensure success.
“Being a celebrity isn’t easy. It is not something you should race for; only God’s favor can get you there. She commented It’s not true that you have to sleep with someone to become a celebrity.
“I never slept with anyone during my career. Concert Party led to a meeting with Miracle Films. Some young people feel that in order to become stars, they must sleep with producers and directors, however, there are some who have slept with these producers and have yet to achieve stardom.
“If you beg for God’s blessing and are truly interested and work hard, God’s blessing will be upon you, and you will become a celebrity. Patience and persistence.
You’ll get there with humility. The stars you see now did not become so overnight; it took many years of hard effort and dedication. “Be patient, work hard, and seek the face of God, and you will find it at the given time,” she added.
As several actors, producers, and directors claim to have been victims, the topic of sex for movie roles’ keeps recurring.
Actresses offer themselves for sex to filmmakers in order to be cast in movies, according to an actor, director, and scriptwriter Kwaku Twumasi.
On Akoma FM’s Kwantenpon Drive, he remarked, “Previously, the story was that we, the filmmakers, or anyone with some amount of influence in the making of a movie, demand for sex before casting the artistes, especially the ladies.”
“I don’t have any personal experience with it, but I won’t say it doesn’t happen because it happens… Women will frequently utilize you, the director or producer, as a means of achieving their goal of becoming famous.
As a result, if you are not vigilant, they will most likely utilize you. They would give you sex in exchange for a better role, Mr. Twumasi revealed.