Rape experience gave birth to my advocacy group — Elvina Ibru

Rape experience gave birth to my advocacy group — Elvina Ibru

Nollywood actress and on-air personality, Elvina Ibru has urged rape victims to always speak out adding that she would love to meet her 2004 rapist. S

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Nollywood actress and on-air personality, Elvina Ibru has urged rape victims to always speak out adding that she would love to meet her 2004 rapist. She expressed confidence of seeing the armed robber again. She said there was the need for others to learn from her experience.

“I was raped by an armed robber in 2004. It wasn’t my fault and [it is] not an incident that warrants me taking up microphone about, so I set up an advocacy group to address it. The group is to manage the young and old ones who had been through the same ugly incident like me. I know if I had to go all out to media about the situation, it will fizzle out. However, it is not something I have been silent about; I don’t know the person that raped me, but I will meet him again, I know I will meet him,” Elvina Ibru said.

The actor, producer, director and writer urged Nollywood stakeholders to be professional in their conduct, adding that the industry needs the touch of core professionals.
“Although I can say that I am not a veteran in the movies because I just spiced up my acting recently, I have been on stage for a long time.

“What I can bring to the table for my colleagues is that they must be professional with their jobs as much as possible. There are times that we need to up our games as actors, producers and other professions in the film industry; we need to be professional and do things right. The fault in our movies did not just happen because we lack money, they also come with the way we handle things as professionals; though, money is also a big factor. There are other things that are attached to film-making, which we need to look at to move the industry forward,” she said.