Aluko Gold, aka Diva Gold, a fast-rising Nigerian actress and skit maker, has lamented the difficulties she faces as a newcomer to the movie industry.
Nollywood actress Diva Gold revealed that she began making skits because movie producers make it difficult for her to get roles without succumbing to sexual advances.
In an interview with Sunday Scoop, she said, “Diverting to skit making was because it wasn’t easy getting movie roles without giving in to sexual advances here and there, especially as a lady. So, I thought about skit making since it’s also a way for me to showcase my acting skills and I bless God for His mercy thus far.
“I got inspired to be an actress from my childhood. Growing up, I always watched soap operas and seeing the actors, who showcased their talents back then, inspired me. As I grew older, I joined the drama group in my church and this helped me to have an avenue to better develop and improve my acting skills.
“Subsequently, during my university days, I decided to take it to the next level and face this career path squarely. I featured in the popular Jenifa’s Diary, where I played the role of Omolade, Sege’s sister. I’ve also acted in some other movies.”
Speaking on if having a curvy body had given her more opportunities in the industry, Diva Gold said, “I will say it’s God’s grace actually, because there are so many women with bigger curves, and there are also women with no curves who have made it far. So, I will say it’s my acting skills and God’s grace that have paved the way and are still paving the way for my growth.
“My experience as a skit maker is interesting because it’s what I love doing. However, it can be challenging sometimes, most especially financially, in aspects of production cost, location cost, when one has to leave the location early because it has been booked by another, and one still has to finish up with the scenes one came to act, which most times makes me shoot till midnight. Then, people just see the outcome and think it is easy. Acting too has its own challenges, but I love my job.”