Nkechi Blessing: I was once a victim of attempted rape

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

She disclosed that her experience makes her feel concerned and interested in Baba Ijesha rape saga that happened earlier in the year.

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

While sharing 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.”

She 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.”

She added, “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.

She said, “I have been a father and a mother”.