Veteran actress gives advice on how to prevent rape
Nigerian musician, and veteran actress, Patience Ozokwor during an interview on Sunday gave advice on how to prevent rape situations.
Patience Ozokwor who also is a fashion designer, gospel singer told Sunday Scoop that many girls have their parts to play in a rape case.
She noted and condemned indecent dressing among the ladies.
“Girls should stop dressing provocatively. It seems like they can’t do without skimpy wear. That was one of the reasons I shut down my boutique because if one doesn’t sell skimpy clothes, people would not buy.
“Some parents even dress their children in skimpy clothes, saying they want to prepare them to be stars. Whenever they meet any one that promises to turn their children to stars, they would quickly hand them over to the person.”
“However, people with good background would not do that because they know it would bring shame to their families.” She mentioned
Speaking about rape cases in the movie industry, Patience revealed that the industry has a disciplinary committee which can punish such act.
“It is heartbreaking whenever I hear that things like that happen in the entertainment industry because they (entertainers) have access to whatever they want. There is no girl they desire and approach that would not follow them, even when they (girls) know that some of them are married. Forcing a girl into (the act) is just stupid.
“Many girls come in (the industry) and they want to make it by all means, so they fall into the wrong hands. Even some of the people they think are directors may not be professional directors. Real directors don’t have time to mess around like that.
“Ladies should take it easy. Becoming a star is not the ultimate. When I started my career, I didn’t know that there was anything like stardom. I was just doing what I enjoyed and it has turned out to be what it is today.”
“Some actresses think that when they dress that way (dress provocatively), they would get roles but it is not true. Talent comes first. It is on set that one would be given the kind of dress one is to wear, so that one can properly portray the character one is playing.” She said.
She further advised that people with such promiscuous record should be banned from the industry.
“They should be banned, because they cannot represent us as an industry. The guilds in the industry have disciplinary committees and they won’t allow such people to stay. There is a standard punishment that is to be meted out to anyone found guilty of such act.” She stated.