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Nkechi Blessing Publicly Apologizes to Jide Kosoko and TAMPAN

Actress Nkechi Blessing, having rudely reacted to Jide Kosoko’s threat to work against her, decided to
make a public apology to Jide Kosoko and TAMPAN at large.
TAMPAN had earlier held a press briefing, where directors and producers were barred from working
with Nkechi, from r engaging in social media fights over the Baba Ijesha case.

Jide Kosoko, while addressing the press said, “Nkechi Blessing has been suspended. She is not our
member. I make bold to tell you this, we will work against her in this industry.”
Nkechi reacted, saying that Kosoko made a public threat to her life and had better be ready for what is

Having realized that her reaction was disrespectful and over the top, Nkechi tendered a public apology
to the veteran actor. Nonetheless, she said she never spoke against TAMPAN, but against the culture of
rape and those who supported paedophilia. She went on to apologize to Kosoko, whilst clearly stating
that she would never be sorry for standing against rape, sexual assault and molestation of minors.
Here’s what she wrote;

“The last couple of days has been of mixed feelings, anger, concern, disbelief, shock, and confusion. I did
not get why TAMPAN directed their members not to work with me because there is nowhere that I
spoke against TAMPAN, respected elders and colleagues who are their members.
The only thing I have done is to speak against the culture of rape, paedophilia attitude and stood against
Legemiami tactically gave support to a man who has been alleged to sexually harass a minor…I will
never be friends with those who are friendly towards assault, sexual harassment and molestation of any

I had to speak against this culture because this minor needs to be protected and this is not just about
the minor in particular, it’s about minors all over the world especially minors in the Nigerian space.
For so long a time many people do not see what the big deal is about sexual harassment, rape and
assault on women generally and the sickening trend now are those men who seek pleasure in assaulting
minors sexually.

No reasonable person should keep quiet upon hearing about the assault of a minor. As much as we
should seek the truth, our first reaction should be to protect the minor and perpetuate awareness
against sexual assault of minors, that was what I did and I would be more than glad to do that again. I
have nothing but love and respect for TAMPAN, its members, and the elders.
I acknowledge the fact that my response to Daddy Jide Kosoko’s threat against my career was
disrespectful, for that, I sincerely apologize to him and I say I am sorry Sir.. as I was driven by my
emotions but I will never be sorry for standing against rape, sexual assault and molestation of minors.

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