Nollywood star Monalisa Chinda has spoken out against domestic violence and sexual harassment of actresses in the industry.
Speaking while appearing as a guest on The Other News, a satirical show hosted by comic-actor Okey Bakassi on Channels TV, Chinda said actresses don’t talk about their sexual harassment experiences over fear of stigmatization.
While noting that she’s never been a victim, the gorgeous mother of one said:
“It’s a bit uncomfortable for someone to come out and say I was cornered to sleep with a producer because of a role,”
“They keep quiet about it because of their careers. Apart from that, the society stigmatises these women. So you just swallow your pride. When you are outside the shores of Africa, women are heroes for coming out to speak about sexual abuse, but not here.” she added.
Speaking further, Chinda also urged women to quit “provoking” their husband.
“As much as I detest all forms of violence against women and men, women should quit provoking their man by beating punches and slaps,” she said.
“I’m a domestic violence [enthusiast]. I always research when I hear fresh stories about domestic violence. Half the time, it is the women.
“God just gave us this running Okra mouth. Women, don’t fight with people who are stronger than you.”