Uche Maduagwu, a Nollywood actress, has criticized the popular Nigerian Netflix series, Blood Sisters.
Nude scenes aren’t necessary for Uche since there are other, more effective ways to communicate the story without exposing too many sensitive body parts.
Maduagwu expressed his thoughts in an open letter to Kate Henshaw, who played Kola’s mother Uduak.
HE WROTE: “DEAR AUNTY KATE, I AM SO DISAPPOINTED WITH THE WAY YOU CELEBRATE BLOOD SISTERS MOVIE. THE UNNECESSARY NUDE SCENES IS PREPOSTEROUSLY PERTURBING. I AM NOT SURPRISED. E DON REACH TOP 10. NUDITY SELLS FASTER THAN GOOD CONTENTS.”
HE ADDED, “I WEPT PROFUSELY WHEN I SAW THE SCENES OF ACTRESS KEHINDE AND GABRIEL ON BLOODSISTERS MOVIE, LIKE SERIOUSLY, COULD NUDITY BE THE NEW SELLING TREND IN NEW NOLLYWOOD? I LAUGHED UNCONTROLLABLY WHEN MY SENIOR COLLEAGUE DEY JUBILATE SAY BLOOD SISTERS DON BECOME TOP TEN IN 30 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE, MY SISTER, WETIN YOU EXPECT? NUDITY SELLS FASTER LIKE PURE WATER SACHET. I AM
THE MOST TALKED ABOUT ACTOR IN AFRICA BUT WHEN I SEE SOMETHING THAT GOES AGAINST OUR SHARED CULTURAL BELIEFS AS NAIJA, IT BREAKS MY HEART, ARE WE SAYING WE CAN NOT PRODUCE A GREAT MOVIE WITHOUT ADDING UNNECESSARY NUDE SCENES TO SELL IT?’