Nollywood actress Nkechi Blessing Sunday has revealed how she escaped being raped at age 16.
Recollecting the event which happened long ago, Blessing, during a lengthy chat on rising web show #WithChude, said her virginity struggle started after she confessed to a sister that she is a virgin.
According to the controversial actress, the sister never believed her claims and since then, she started looking for ways to confirm her.
Naija News understands Blessing delved into the past sharing her heart on rape to host and co-founder Joy, Inc., Chude Jideonwo.
Speaking about how she felt about the Baba Ijesha rape saga that happened earlier in the year, Nkechi said she felt deeply sorry for the teenager allegedly assaulted by the Yoruba film actor.
Telling her story further, she said, “When I was about 16 or 17, I had this sister who I used to tell that I was a virgin but she would always say that I was lying because I was wild.”
According to her, many people then perceived her wrongly because their mum used to sell alcoholic drinks.
She added; “Though my mum had a beer parlour as at that time, she was so strict with her kids that you couldn’t see them messing around.
“On this day, she 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. Then, 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 want to rape me?’ This statement startled him and then he let me go”, she said.
Back to the Baba Ijesha alleged rape case, the actress 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”.
Blessing, in the end, commended her mother who according to her, single-handedly took care of her and her siblings even before their father died in 2014.
In her words, “she has been a father and a mother”.