According to Etim Effiong, his female colleagues in Nollywood do not publicly seek financial aid.
On a recent episode of the Bahd And Boujee Podcast, Effiong was asked why performers seek help online.
In response, the actor stated that traditionally, men are in charge of handling women’s difficulties.
He emphasized society’s expectation that men tackle their problems on their own.
Effiong went on to say that when a man faces challenges that are beyond his abilities to address, he is forced to seek help from the outside world.
“Traditionally, in society, women have been largely men’s responsibility,” the actor said.
“So whenever there is a problem with the woman, men are quick to rise to the occasion and meet that need.
“Whatever culture you come from in Nigeria, it would be taboo to the men when the women in that culture have a problem and the men are not solving it.
“So, if you flip that, the converse of that is when the men have issues, the men need to solve the issues. Women are not going to rise to solve the issues for men largely. Men have to sort themselves out.
“And when a man reaches a point where he can not solve his problems, he is not going to go to a woman, he is going to go to the world and be like, ‘Guys, I have reached my limit. I cannot help myself, come help me.’”
Etim Effiong, alongside Kenya’s Sarah Hassan and Catherine Kamau Karanja, showcased his talent in the 2019 film ‘Plan B’.
His notable roles extend to films such as ‘Fish Bone,’ ‘Storm,’ ‘Oloture,’ ‘Skin,’ and ‘Kofa’.
These earned him recognition with an award at the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in 2022.