A picture of actor Muna Obiekwe sucking on actress Biola Ige’s breasts has surfaced and gone viral on the internet, but the actress says it never happened.
In an interview with the Vanguard, Ige said it was the work of her detractors as she had never done such before.
Excerpts from the interview below.
This picture about you and Muna Obiekwe smooching obscenely: is it a clip from a movie or what?
That picture is not part of the production I was involved in, with Muna, and if people want to confirm, they should go and watch the movie. The name of the movie is ‘Pregnant Hawkers’.
That movie came out two years ago, and, at that time, I was still battling with the thyroid I had .There was a defect in my eyes too.One of my eyes was bigger than the other .I will just like people to go and watch the movie and let me know their opinions and what they think of the movie.
How did that picture come about, because both of you were pictured smooching?
All I know is that there was nothing like that, nobody in his right senses will do that in front of the cameras .I just want people to go and watch the movie ‘Pregnant Hawkers’ and if they see something like that in the movie, then, they can judge me and label me anything they wish.
So, are you saying the picture is a product of photoshop or what?
Yes, that is what I think it is, because what I know is that, I shot that movie two years ago, and I and Muna didn’t do anything like that. It must have been photoshopped.
What part did you play in the movie ‘Pregnant Hawkers’?
My character was that of a poor girl who grew up in the slum. She hawks for a living and had to make ends meet by sleeping with men and then she finally got this rich man (Muna) sleeping with her and she was getting money from him in order to take care of her family.
That is the role I played in the movie. As an actress, I can go all out to play a role because that is what I do for a living. I just want people to understand that, if you are praying for a change in Nollywood , you need to take it to another level .Hollywood didn’t get to where it is today by shying away from interpreting roles as the script says.
This same set of people say Nigerian movies are crap and they see someone who is trying to do her job and they go all out to complain. The difference here, is the issue of nudity and people saying that this person was sucking my nipple.This is the truth about it, they should go and watch the movie, then, they can come and judge me later.
Why do you think anyone will love to circulate such a thing?
I am the kind of actress people tell I am not good at what I do but I believe in myself and I know that I am good. I interpret my roles the way others don’t . It is safe for me to say that my acting is not for the Nigerian market really, it is for the people who are exposed in life and willing to accept change. I am very different. If the script says you should make love, I am ready to make it as real as possible.
In the number of years that I have been acting, a lot of my colleagues are not happy .Why? Just because you cannot do something, does not mean another person cannot do it. Now, for this picture to have gotten out, I know it’s somebody, somewhere, trying to sabotage my image.