Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing, has gone down memory lane to when her sister tried to confirm her virginity by setting her up with her boyfriend.
The curvy movie star disclosed this in a recent chat with Chude Jideonwo.
According to the filmmaker and role interpreter, the incident was the reason she felt strongly about the Baba Ijesha (real name James Omiyinka) rape saga.
Nkechi Blessing recalled how at age 16 or 17, her older sibling didn’t believe she was a virgin “because I was weird”.
She said though her mother had a beer parlour then, she was so strict that her kids dare not mess around.
In her words:
“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.
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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.”
Nkechi 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.”