Nigerian actress, Victoria Inyama, has urged Nigerian ladies to always dress appropriately so as not to be raped.
Inyama said this on her Instagram handle, as she joined many other prominent voices in condemning the act, which has increased since the onset of the pandemic.
She said in the post that it is important not to dress in a way to trigger such evils.
“Appropriate dressing and comportment. l beg my ladies (minus the minors or aged victims) to please.. dress in appropriate clothing, to reduce the trigger for the perpetrators.”
“A lot of these perpetrators have underlying mental health issues and being around them in certain clothing is a trigger…..sadly, the victim still gets to be shamed and ridiculed.
“So, it will be wise to safeguard yourself. Yes, it’s not about the dressing as some will say, compare with Europe and America, but remember they take rape cases seriously unlike in Nigeria…Think about it,” she wrote.
Inyama is a popular Nigerian actress known for the TV Series “Ripples”.
The renowned actress joined Nollywood in 1990 after she was introduced to the Nigerian Movie Industry by a veteran Nollywood actor, Alex Usifo.