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In an interview with Juilablaise, Benson Okonkwo, a popular Nollywood actor, disclosed that he was sexually abused by a 35-year old neighbour, who he knew as ‘aunty’ while he was just 10 years old.
The Nollywood actor who described the experience as very ugly, said he has been unable to erase what happened on that occasion from his memory.
“People feel that things are always rosy for actors, and they feel that it is all about glamour but the truth is that we have all had our ugly experiences.
“I was sexually abused at the tender age of 10 by my 35-year old neighbour called Aunty Amaka, a lady who I loved and respected so much. “She took advantage of me on that fateful afternoon after luring me with sweets and biscuits.
She stole my innocence and ever since I have been haunted by that hurtful memory; that is why I put passion into my acting job because its takes away my pain,” he said.
Also, Ice Prince, the popular Nigerian singer, has revealed that he was molested by his aunt at age 13.
In an interview with an entertainment-specialised newspaper, the singer was quoted as saying he had his first sexual experience at 13
“I would not say it was a good thing at all. It’s something I regret whatever it was. It wasn’t a sweet experience at all. “I had this aunty, though we were not related, she was just a neighbour who was living close to us, who came into my room and slept with me.
“It wasn’t a good experience at all. I was scared, very scared. I saw hell. It was a terrible experience. I am not excited talking about it at all. Sex is not that good. I think sex is over-rated. I don’t know.
“She just came into my room and just forced me to do it with her…But she made me lose my innocence. The woman is still alive,” he said.
In Foluke Daramola’s case, the actress was deflowered by a rapist as she said in an interview sometime ago.
Foluke, who founded Action Against Rape In Africa, a non-governmental organisation, said she was raped by a tenant in her parents’ house, who she was close to and saw as an elder brother.
She however said the situation was managed because it was something people did not want to make public at the time, but the incident affected her psychologically.