Why Nollywood women make more money than men – Linda Osifo

Actress and television host, Linda Osifo has explained why most women in the movie industry are seemingly more successful than their male colleagues.

Speaking during an interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbing Minds, the actress noted women in the industry are open to more avenues of making extra incomes than males.

According to her, different brands from wigs, clothing, skincare and so on, sign up these actresses for ambassadorial deals, opportunities which are rarely made available to the actors.

Osifo said; “As a woman compared to a man I have more options to get more jobs than a man.

“I can advertise hair, wigs, shoes and a wide range of clothes from brands which most men cannot. The ratio of men to women is 1:3 which makes the market wider for us.

“I’ve become a brand ambassador to skincare brands and that’s an industry that men don’t dominate and conquer so this is how women are more successful.

“Women have more opportunities to make money.”

Meanwhile while addressing society’s mental about actresses, Osifo stated that it is obviously a faulty one as they always presume that most actresses have illicit affairs to get by when in reality, a whole lot of them strive to earn their living legitimately.

She said: “I’ve come to understand that society has the mindset that most women can’t succeed on their own. It’s a big problem because there are many women who are doing so much for themselves.”

Linda Osifo further noted that social media plays a vital role in an actor’s career because we are in a digital world however, talent sustains ones success.

“The more people on social media platforms, the more you can market to them but at the end of the day talent sustains success,” she said.