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Steph Nora Okere Shares Sad Experience In The Hand Of A Producer

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Sexual harassment is not new in the Nigerian movie industry known as Nollywood.

While a lot of actresses would eagerly say that sexual harassment exist in the industry and it is not peculiar to their industry, they hardly go a step further to share their experience.

One person who has however taken the bull by the horn is Steph Nora Okere. According to her, a producer once held a knife to her neck and told her to strip.

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Speaking further, the actress revealed that she was advised by her family to let the issue go; hence a lot of people didn’t hear about the issue.

Steph Nora Okere revealed that the incident made her leave Nollywood for a while, as her family insisted she should seek out a professional job.

 

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Taiwo Ajai-Lycett Explains How You Can Go From Being A Mother, Dropout, Widowed And Victim Of Rape In A Lifetime

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79-year-old actress, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, has revealed how an individual can go from being a mother to a dropped out, a widow and a rape victim, all in a lifetime.

 

This is how she explained it:

“I have been through the fire, I emerged fortified. I was 15 years old when I had a child. By 16, I was on my own. I knew I was going to get a good education. I was going to be a lawyer.

But I knew that I was on my own. My family disowned me. I married one David Akinduro in 1959 after I relocated to the U.K, but I left him due to domestic violence.

I met Thomas Lycett long after I divorced my first husband. Eventually I married him. We had a blissful marriage. He died when I was 52-years-old. I remember him everyday.

He was the one that told me that I was better off being an actor. In 2006, I was robbed and raped in my house in Egbe. I was tied. I was beaten. I was brutalized. My health was ruined.

I was blindfolded and raped. The man who raped me complained that he couldn’t gain easy entry into me because I wasn’t wet. I told him ‘widows don’t get wet.’

I kept talking to them and asked them repeatedly, ‘Are you doing this to your mother?’ Angrily, they taped my mouth but I remained fearless and prayed all through the attack.

The police came. They expected me to pursue the case. I knew the masterminds. I could have gotten them incarcerated but I simply moved on.

Look at me today, I am over it. See, the mind is a beautiful thing. When you hold on to past hurt, you tie yourself down to grief. You get infected with its poison.

Rather than wallow in grief and self-pity, I picked myself up and sought medical help, ensuring that they hadn’t infected me with any STD.. That same year, the Obasanjo government got me the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) national honour.

Few years later, One of them came to prostrate before me, pleading for my forgiveness. I told him to seek forgiveness from God. I told him that I had moved on.”

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Booth Joins Gbenga Adeyinka To Anchor BON 2019 Booth Joins Gbenga Adeyinka To Anchor BON 2019

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As the countdown to 2019 Best of Nollywood (BON) awards descends, the Nigerian movie industry is revving and busy for the biggest night to send forth the year.

The ingenuity for this year’s BON Awards is targeted at offering a unique perspective on the make-believe industry and red carpet moments sure to spellbind players and stakeholders as the duo of cerebral top Nigerian celebrities would be anchoring the event.

Gbenga Adeyinka, who is a regular face at the awards will be sharing the stage with the delectable and Kannywood sensation, Maryam Ado Mohammed, known professionally as Maryam Booth.

The choice of Gbenga, who started his career as a corporate affairs manager in an engineering firm, was borne out of his consistency and professionalism in smooth delivery.

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He became popular with his shine shine bobo promo for ‘Star Game Show’. He has also anchored television programmes for AIT, Galaxy TV, MBI, and Africa Magic on DSTV.

The self acclaimed Grand Comedian of Nigeria, GCON, is a multi-award-winning Nigerian actor, comedian, writer, and MC, who speaks various Nigerian languages.

On her part, Maryam Booth, who is to co-host with Adeyinka, came into the acting scene when she was 8 years old, and has since established herself as an icon in the northern Nigeria media industry.

She came into the limelight with her hit movie Dijangala which was released in 2007 and had gone on to be known for her dexterity in playing a wide range of roles in movies.

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Maryam is also a model, fashion designer and brand ambassadors for several notable brands including Ajinomoto.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of BON, Seun Oloketuyi, “This year’s edition of the award will be one of the most intriguing yet to close 2019 for the Nollywood industry, we dare you to be there.”

The 2018 edition, anchored by Helen Paul, held in Oyo State, while this year’s Best of Nollywood awards will hold on December 14, 2019 in Kano State.

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Who Is After Damilola Adegbite?

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All is definitely not well with thespian Damilola Adegbite, as it appears she is in danger.

A non fan was not satisfied with hating her, but took to writing it on the thespians’s car.

Reacting to the hate message left on her car, the actress addressed her haters by sharing a video of her car on Instagram.

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Adebite wrote: “So apparently, someone somewhere hates me so much they had to leave a message on my car. I must be doing something right’.

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