Nigerian Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing, has narrated how she was set up by her sister who collaborated with her boyfriend to confirm her virginity. ayokinews.com reports
Nkechi made this chilling disclosure known during an interview with Chude Jideonwo.
The actress noted that the incident which happened in her early life led to her strong condemnation of her colleague, ‘Baba Ijesha’s rape and sexual harassment saga.
Speaking with Chude, she recounted how her sister didn’t believe she was a virgin at around age 16-17 due to the fact that she was weird.
Nkechi stated that her mother had a beer parlor but she was so strict to the extent that her children dare not mess around the neighborhood.
“She (sister) invited me out with her boyfriend. I was cool with it but then it started to seem as though she wanted to set me up with her boyfriend to confirm if I was still a virgin or not. They brought drinks and I drank them. She stood up, left, and said she would be back.
“The guy stood up and sat beside me. My mind immediately went to the fact that my mother didn’t believe I was a virgin. I was scared to death but I knew I needed to do something. Next thing, I summed up the courage to leave and the guy held me down and said ‘you’re not going anywhere’. Then, I asked him, ‘uncle, you wan rape me?’ This statement startled him and then he let me go.
“Blessing explained that the experience and numerous stories of others who were raped made her become an advocate against the crime. On the Baba Ijesha case, she said, “I can only imagine what that 14-year old girl was going through. No sane human being will hear such a thing and be happy with it, unless he/she was also a child molester,” she narrated.