Past Nigerian gov’t pointed guns at me – Omotola

Nigerian actress, Omotola Jalade

Nigerian actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has disclosed that she was threatened with guns by military men in the past for speaking against the government of the day.

The 41-year-old who has been under verbal attack for saying the Buhari-led government has made life ‘hellish’ for Nigerians said she expected that backlash.

In an interview with Guardian Nigeria, the mother of four said: “I’m not overwhelmed by the reactions, especially the negative ones. I expected them. These ones were just talk. I faced bullets before. I faced military men pointing guns at me, and so, the negative reactions were nothing to me. And why would I want to ruffle any nest? Who doesn’t want to hide his or her head? Do you know that when I had cause to speak up against previous governments, I was attacked? Not by words alone.

“But my business, my personal life, my finances were attacked. It is not something I enjoy doing, but sometimes, I worry too like every other normal human being. I worry for my safety. I worry for the safety of people around me,” she said.


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