The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has suspended a fast-rising Nigerian actress, Queeneth Hilbert, indefinitely from film production activities following unprofessional conducts.
Ms Hilbert’s services have also been withdrawn from all movie sets”, a statement signed by AGN’s Chief Press Secretary, Barthelomew Aguugo, revealed on Sunday.
Her suspension, Mr Aguugo said, was based on preliminary investigations conducted on several complaints received from producers and marketers for breach of contract.
“Following our preliminary investigations into a series of petitions received from producers/marketers which borders on your gross professional misconduct, this letter constitutes official notice of your indefinite suspension from the Actors Guild of Nigeria and film productions in accordance to our constitutional provision,” AGN president, Ejezie Rolla, was quoted as saying in the statement.
Some of her professional misconducts include; breach of contract, abandoning of film sets without permission, gross negligence of production timing and protocols, collection of artistes fee without showing up for the production, refusal to refund fees collected after disappointment among other complaints.
The Guild stressed that the actress’ demeanour toward her profession was capable of tarnishing the age-long reputation of the association.
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They also disclosed that her matter has been referred to the National Disciplinary Committee headed by Sam Dede for thorough investigations.
Meanwhile, AGN warned that the violation of the notice of suspension may lead to further disciplinary measures, adding that the National/State Chapter Taskforce has been mandated to monitor all film locations and production sets across the country to ensure compliance.
Also it appears Ms Hilbert has accepted the decision in good faith as several cryptic messages on her Instagram serve as pointers.
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According to her verified Instagram handle, she is a “multi-award-winning actor, brand ambassador and influencer.”
She has starred in movies like “Arrogant couple”, ” Royal Groom”, “Angel in marriage”, “A saving grace” and many others movies.
Queeneth Hilbert is also one of those that believes in “No pornography, No Nollywood”.
“Pornography makes our films more real. When you shoot in South Africa or Ghollywood, there’s no movie you are going to do without emotion, love and sex. I don’t call it pornography, I call it doing your job. If your script says you should do something, it is doing your job, Nollywood has no business doing movies if it cannot absorb pornography.”
On sex, she says, “Well, you see someone and you feel this guy will be good in bed, fine, go ahead and have it. Sex is something you can have if you feel good about it. I don’t believe all those Bible stuffs about sex.
And why she dislikes men –
“Well, maybe because when I was trying to establish myself as a model, every man I met wanted something from me. In this country, most men you meet don’t want to do anything for you unless you are ready to offer sex. Only very few men are nice. I don’t know if it happens like that to other women but for me, it has and that doesn’t mean I have anything against men. I don’t.
Queeneth Hilbert is half Nigerian, half Lebanese.