Why I Lied To Nigerians That I Was A Virgin – Jenifa’s Diary Star
Nigerian actress and Jenifa’s Diary star, Olayode Juliana popularly known as ‘Toyo Baby’ has revealed the reason behind her false claims.
The revelation comes following her confession in her book titled ‘Rebirth’ where she revealed she was molested at a young age by a married man who was also her music teacher.
Toyo Baby had in the book revealed that the encounter occurred when she was 17 years of age.
Speaking on why she lied to Nigerians especially on her stance against pre-marital sex, the actress said: “People had assumed I was a virgin. I had never said I was but I had never corrected their assumptions either. So, I was still in that fix.
“Shortly after my confession, Ebony Life TV called me for an interview. I went and for the first time in my several interviews, I was asked point blank if I was a virgin. I tried to evade the question, but my interviewer was not having it.
“She demanded for a yes or no. I did not see the question coming and I lied. I said, “Yes, I am a virgin”. Immediately the interview was over, I hurried to the bathroom in the studio and cried. I felt terrible for lying and told God I was sorry.
“I called Dee on my way home and confessed my wrong. I explained further when I got home. The next thing he said shocked me. He said, “Call her and confess the truth. Ask for a rescheduling of the interview; do it again and undo your mistake.”
“I was not going to do that. I felt it was my secret and the whole world need not know about it. I was upset with myself, however, for answering her.
“So, I proposed never to answer such again', she said.