Nollywood actress, Mary Remmy Njoku has recalled an event in which a law company refused to enable her to act as a guarantor for a family member but did it for a male colleague.
Mary Remmy Njoku explained that a relative whose identity she withheld required a guarantor for her rent, so she went to the lawyer’s office to guarantee on her behalf.
The lawyer, according to Mary Remmy Njoku declined the request to let her sign even after she provided proof that she is a reliable guarantor and is really a productive member of society.
However, when a male colleague arrived, she stated he was permitted to sign as a guarantor for one of her family members and this has given a reason to state that Nollywod is controlled by women.
Sighted on her Instagram page, she wrote;
Dear Women, women are doing big things too!!!
Few weeks ago, a family member needed a guarantor for her rent and I went to the lawyer’s office to sign.
Spent over 45mins trying to convince her I can afford the rent but she didn’t believe me.
Thought I was an actress whose career has refused to blow. She needed a proof that I am truly the Founder of ROK. Or the CEO of the studio. I Googled my name but she no gree 😢. For her eye I can’t be ME. I be small geh. The Agent and I begged her to do her small research but refused. Told her I will get CEO of IROKOTV to co sign but she said I was calling big big names. She insisted on seeing my business card. I had non. BUSINESS CARD wey dem fit write anything o! 😉😉
I had to call a male Colleague whose career is ‘stronger’ than mine to help be the guarantor. She was a fan and super happy.
I was sad. For her. She lives in a box. An old one.
Today, Nollywood is arguably controlled by women. We sign almost all the cheques!
But I guess I am too young and too simple to be ME.
I had no entourage
I waited at their reception
I was super polite to her
She even asked for the name of my Grandfather’s village.
I was nice.
Yet she insisted on being a fool. Sad.
The law firm called back later that night to apologise and wanted me to sign instead. Too late.