Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu has faulted the trending Nigerian Netflix series, Blood Sisters.
For Maduagwu, the nude scenes are not necessary, since they are other better ways to tell the story without exposing too much sensitive parts of the body.
Expressing his opinion, Maduagwu wrote an open letter to Kate Henshaw who played Uduak, Kola’s mother.
It reads: “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?’
Shot in Lagos, Blood Sisters an action thriller tells the story of best friends, Sarah (Ini Dima-Okojie) and Kemi (Nancy Isime), on the run after the latter accidentally murders Sarah’s abusive fiancé, Kola (Deyemi Okanlawon).
It is no longer news that Nudity in ‘Blood Sisters’ has expectedly become the topic of heated debate online, with one group arguing that it had no relevance to the story’s plot while the others are largely excited to finally see actors get convincingly intense in our titles.