Nollywood star actress and producer Monalisa Chinda has disclosed that actresses are keeping quiet about sexual harassment over the fear of stigmatiza...
Nollywood star actress and producer Monalisa Chinda has disclosed that actresses are keeping quiet about sexual harassment over the fear of stigmatization and the resultant effect on their careers.
Monalisa Chinda made this disclosure while appearing as a guest on the other News, a satirical show hosted by comic-actor Okey Bakassi on Channels Television.
The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) recently expressed their determination to put an end to all forms of sexual harassment in Nollywood industry.
When she was asked to weigh in on the subject, Monalisa said many actresses are not comfortable enough to open up about such incidents, while making that stated, she noted she’s never a victim.
“It’s a bit uncomfortable for someone to come out and say I was cornered to sleep with a producer because of a role,” she said.
“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.
“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.