Nollywood Actress Alex Okoroji: My Take On Pre-Marital Sex & Sexual Harassment

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July 9, 2016 – Nollywood Actress Alex Okoroji: My Take On Pre-Marital Sex & Sexual Harassment

Excerpt from Nollywood actress Alex Okoroji’s recent chat with Razzle Dazzle

What’s your take on pre-marital sex?

In all honesty, I think sex has a way of complicating relationships and confusing people into thinking they are in love. My thoughts against it are more tuned towards the emotional/ psychological effect of premarital sex and not the religious sentiments. People have used religion to confuse us and divide us as a people. It seems easy to say to someone to wait till they are married because the Bible says so.

But how many people truly did so in the Bible or do so now? Everyone wants to see/test what they are buying. Would you buy a Ferrari without testdriving it first? Would you buy a phone or a television without seeing what you are getting or even fruits? I guess we are all living by grace.

The honest truth is that it is not my place to judge anyone. The choice to either stay celibate until marriage or not, is solely the decision of that person.

Have you ever been harassed or abused sexually by the opposite sex?

Harassed? Yes, but not physically. I get all those silly online emails and messages on Facebook. Some ‘so called’ fans even go as far as sending me weird images of their genitals. That’s sexual harassment my brother. I’ve also had an episode where I had to struggle with a friend. Let’s just say, it didn’t go as he planned.

Have you ever been heartbroken?

Ha, many times! I have a degree in breaking my own heart. For example, I want a big bowl of Ice-cream, I can afford to but I know it’s not healthy for me, stop myself, tell myself no, whine and nag about it for the rest of the day. (Chuckles) Okay seriously now, yes I have experienced heart break a few times. When people I trust disappoint me, it breaks my heart.

You had been romantically linked with music stars, Obiwon, Ruggedman and Olu Maintain…

I don’t even know where those rumours emanated from. They’re completely baseless.

Can you marry a man who possesses all the qualities in your father; I mean a man like your father?

Yes! In fact I want a man like my father, maybe a little varied. But definitely someone who has values like him and is not afraid to stand for what he believes in. Someone who appreciates and understands the arts, what I do because sharing common interest is also important in relationships and marriages.