I escaped ‘virginity test’ at 16 -Nkechi Blessing

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Popular Nollywood actress Nkechi Blessing Sunday has opened up on how a sister set her up just to confirm her virginity status at age 16.

In a lengthy conversation on rising web show, #WithChude, the controversial celebrity opened up to host and co-founder Joy, Inc., Chude Jideonwo, about why she felt strongly about the Baba Ijesha rape saga that happened earlier in the year.

Nkechi revealed that she was once a victim of attempted rape herself.

Recounting her story, Nkechi 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.”

Nkechi went further to narrate how she was perceived wrongly because her mum sold alcohol drinks. “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.”

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Continuing, she said, “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 wan rape me?’ This statement startled him and then he let me go”, she said.

Making reference to 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”.

The mother of one also spoke fondly of her mother saying she had single-handedly taken care of her and her siblings even before she lost her father in 2014.

In her words, “she has been a father and a mother”.

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