Controversial Nigerian actress, Nkechi Blessing Sunday recently reminisced about her older sister sending her lover to confirm whether she was still a virgin.
In a recent interview with Chude Jideonwo, the actress told her ordeal.
According to the filmmaker and role interpreter, the experience was the catalyst for her intense feelings over the rape saga surrounding Baba Ijesha (actual name James Omiyinka).
Nkechi Blessing described how her older brother didn’t think she was a virgin when she was 16 or 17 years old because she was “strange.”
She claimed that, despite the fact that her mother had a beer parlor at the time, she was so severe that her children were afraid to mess with her.
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”, she narrated.
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.”