Nollywood actress and
former beauty queen, Charity Nnaji, has said she is yet to recover from the effect
of some scandals she had in the past. Recently, Nnaji was called out for
begging a socialite for money. The story went viral and she received a lot of
insults from Nigerians. In a recent interview, she noted that she lost her last
relationship in a terrible way because of the news about her online begging.
She said, “The man
wanted to use that post to tarnish my image but interestingly, I became more
popular after that scandal. I made good money from that post because people
started supporting my non-governmental organization. It has deprived me of so
many things; I don’t want my past to affect my future.
“I almost drank
acid after that post because he didn’t reveal the chat from the beginning. I
sent that message to him about two years ago. I was so depressed; I had to stay
offline for a while because the insults were too many.
“I am still trying
to redeem my image from all those scandals because they have affected my
relationship with people. There was a time I was in a meeting with a senator
and immediately he entered my name on Google, he saw scandalous things about
me. That moment, he refused to even take a picture with me. He was scared, she
scandal about me begging for money online destroyed my last relationship. My
ex-boyfriend felt I wasn’t satisfied enough with the money he was giving me. I
tried to explain that the chat was an old conversation between me and the man,
and that it had happened before I met him. It took me time to convince him. His
friends were laughing at him, that his celebrity girlfriend was begging for
money online. He said he was sleeping when his friends called him about the
story, and that was the end of the relationship.”
As a former beauty
queen and fashion model, one would think Nnaji would be open to romantic roles,
she, however, noted that she doesn’t like such roles because her mother frowns
“I don’t do
bedroom scenes that suggest sexual intercourse because of my family background.
I don’t like sex scenes because my mum warned me that she never wants to see me
performing such roles. I am working towards producing my own movies so that
I’ll be able to take the lead role sometimes.
“There was a time
I acted a bedroom scene with a popular actor, it wasn’t funny because I had a
crush on him so I couldn’t deliver my role well. If I have a crush on a male actor,
I won’t be able to interpret the role well,” she said.
After she survived a
car accident recently, she got bashed by some social media users, who accused
her of not taking responsibility for her actions. She noted that she perceived
envy in most of the comments and that she had got used to them already.