A former Big Brother Naija contestant, Chinenyenwa Okoebor, aka Chichi, was undoubtedly one of the most talked about housemates in the last season of the show when it ended a few months ago. An acclaimed striper, Chichi was known to give lap dances to some of the men in her house while at home.
In an interview with Saturday Beats, however, she expressed dismay that strippers are usually judged by people and seen as lesser human beings.
She said: “I think I’m the most judged stripper. When I was a stripper (I don’t strip anymore), people would often come to me for help and at the same time judge me. They didn’t see us as human beings. Stripping is really a profession but my In my father’s land (Nigeria), it is not seen as such. It was very hard because people were very judgmental.
“That’s why I can’t speak in public. And, that’s why I’m tight; I don’t like to express myself. Every time I speak, people are quick to throw ‘shades’ at me because I’m just a stripper and I don’t know what to say. They feel that we (strippers) can do anything for money.”
He also stated that he was not open to having sex on the first date. He said: “Sex on first dates, in my opinion something should not be discussed on the first date; talk more about doing it on the first date. But who am I to judge people who think it’s good?’
Chichi, who is considering a career in Nollywood, also revealed that she can never act naked. She said: “No, I’m not going to play naked. But, for those who choose to do that, I’m not a judgmental person. That’s probably what they feel comfortable doing. They should do what feels good to them.”
He also said that a woman can be as successful as a man. He said, “I don’t believe that. A woman can be as successful as a man. There are so many rich men out there; should we even say that these men got their money from women?”