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“I Was Abused As A Kid And Suffered Mental Health Issues Too” – Actress Sandra Okunzuwa



Nollywood actress cum producer, Sandra Okunzuwa whose film Enitan is part of the movies slated to be screened at African Film Festival (Afriff) has recalled how she was segxwally abused as a young child..

Sandra Okunzuwa, an Edo State indigene in a recent interview said, “I was segxwally abused as a kid and suffered mental health issues too.”

“In the society we live in, people don’t talk about mental health issues a lot, they expect you to visit your pastor and you will be alright. Moreso, as an actor it’s not easy.”

“First you will have to embody the lives of diffrent characters and personalities good bad and the terrible.”

“Despite what you are going through personally, you have to wear a smile and keep entertaining people because that’s what people expect from you.”

” I personally think that there should be a special therapist for Entertainers because it’s not easy. “

“Back to me being segxwally abused as a kid, even as a grown woman, fully aware of my rights, I couldn’t confront my abuser because it would be generalized and I’ll be stigmatized.”

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