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Nollywood actress says she was sexually harassed by a famous producer, who put a knife to her neck

Steph Nora Okere has said that she was sexually harassed by a famous producer who put a knife to her neck.

The actress said this during an interview with Broadway TV.  According to the actress, she tried not to talk about the experience for years because her family had asked her not to.

According to the actress, her experience spurred her into starting an NGO that supports women, children and the needy in the society.

"Over the years, I have tried not to talk about it because my family said 'let it go.' Yes, I was sexually harassed," she told Broadway TV.

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"I was harassed by a very famous producer, who actually put a knife to my neck. It's a story for another day. I went through that and I actually left Nollywood at a point."

Narrating what happened, the actress said: "A producer lured me to his house, told me to take off my clothes, put a knife to my head, what is worse than that?”

She also revealed that she had to take a break from acting after the incident. "After that happened, my family said: 'that's it, enough of acting," she said.

Cases of sexual harassment in Nollywood

In November, an Instagram user posted an allegation that  Yoruba actorYomi Fabiyi harassed her sexually over nine years ago.

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Also in November, an aspiring Nollywood actress accused popular Yoruba actorYemi Solade of demanding for sex in exchange for a movie role.

As a newbie in Nollywood, Blessing Egbe, who is popular for “The Women” and “Lekki Wives,” once had toslap off the “smelly hand” of a big producer/marketer, who caressed her breast when he saw her at a producer’s office.

In 2015, Rahama Sadau took to Instagram to accuse Adam Zango of denying her of a role because she refused his sexual advances. She, however, apologized the next day, describing her post as ‘childish.’

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