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Nollywood royalty, Monalisa Chinda has opened up on the recent determination by Actors Guild of Nigeria to put an end to all forms of sexual harassment in Nollywood.

Speaking while appearing as a guest on The Other News, a satirical show hosted by comic-actor, Okey Bakassi on Channels Television, Nollywood star, Monalisa Chinda disclosed that actresses are often quiet about incidents of s*xual harassment over the fear of stigmatisation and the resultant effect on their careers.

According to TheCable, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) had recently expressed its determination to put an end to all forms of sexual harassment in Nollywood, and when asked to weigh in on the subject, Chinda said many actresses are not comfortable enough to open up about such incidents, while adding that she’s never been a victim.

She 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 here.”

Speaking further, Chinda expressed her standpoint on domestic abuse and also urged women to avoid “provoking” their husband or instigating violence.

She said: “As much as I detest all forms of violence against women and men, women should quit provoking their man by beating, punches and slaps.

“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.”


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