Omalicha Elom is a budding actress with her eyes on. The Ebonyi-State-born role-interpreter who has played in over 40 movies since 2011 that she debuted, speaks to SAMUEL ABULUDE on challenges of being a new kid on the block, sex life and more.
Not long ago you granted an interview where you were quoted saying you don’t mind asking men for sex. How true is that?
I never said such, the reporter quoted me out of context. How can I boldly ask a guy out or even ask for sex when I am an African and it’s not part of us? I only said, I have only dated two guys in my life and I am presently single and not in any relationship. I don’t know where the reporter got that from. If I really like a guy, I can only imagine him in my head as my boyfriend, but I can’t walk up to him to ask for sex. No way! I’m a very romantic type but not crazy.
What’s the new project you are working on?
I have been into many things and other projects. Late last year, I produced my own movie titled Marriage Police. This is the story of what’s going on in different homes in our present world; domestic violence, abusive marriages, etc. I just picked one of the causes of marriage breakups, which is over protectiveness, jealousy and nagging. Every man wants a peaceful home. It’s full of morals. A tragic comedy and quite interesting. This movie came out in January 2018 to the Glory of God and the reception was heart warming.
Is this your personal story?
Yes! I encountered something similar in my first relationship. However, it’s becoming like a norm. I have only dated two guys in my life. My first boyfriend was so jealous and obsessive. Nobody could say ‘hi’ to me then. He chased away all my friends male and female. He caused more harm to me than good. Unfortunately, the relationship didn’t last, we had to part ways.
How did you cope after you broke up with him?
It was a serious issue then, but with prayer and fasting, I overcame him his troubles.
Don’t you think the society would frown at you for doing a movie on marriage while you are still single?
It doesn’t matter. Anybody can talk about that with little knowledge because it has become a big issue in the society.
People say oral sex is dirty, what do you think about it?
I don’t know about other people but I don’t like it at all.
And what if you get married and your husband insists, he wants it, will you succumb?
The bible says women should be submissive to their husbands, so if I get married and my husband wants oral sex, I’ll give it to him, so I can make heaven (laughs).
What if he wants more than oral sex and demands for anal?
I can’t do that, at all. In fact, I know my husband can’t be crazy enough to ask me for anal sex when he is not Bobrisky.
Can you forgive a cheating partner?
Never ever! Because once I’m in a relationship, I stay very loyal and faithful. I would not even look back when the person cheats on me be it my husband or boyfriend.
Once, you have me, let it be me forever until we part ways. Don’t even try to cheat on me. They say men are polygamous in nature, but it’s not right. Before a woman would cheat, something deep must have happened.
It seems female producers are rapidly taking over the movie industry, what’s really going on?
I think its becoming a woman’s world. The women are out there to take over and make more money. For the upcoming actresses that also ventured into movie productions, I think they do it because they are tired of constant sexual harassments by the producers. Producers are always asking for sex or money from up and coming actresses.
Are you a victim of sexual harassment?
Yes! I joined AGN in 2011. So, there was one audition I went for, the producer asked me to seduce him, I was acting it with all my heart, not knowing he had ulterior motives. He grabbed my boobs and I was shocked. I cautioned him and walked out from his office. After that, I really felt discouraged but I didn’t give up. I told my mum and family members, and they gave me lots of moral support. It’s very true. Some of them feel their body can answer all things. To be honest, some of these so-called Asaba big girls started these paying for movie roles and sex for roles. They feel they have all it and wants to be appear in movies by all means. In Asaba, some girls give producers N100,000, N200,000, just to be appear in one or two scenes.
Thus, you would agree to the saying that there are a lot of prostituting actresses in the new Nollywood?
Yes, there are. It’s quite painful and annoying. However, it’s in other places too; in different aspects of life. banking, ministries, offices, etc.
How spiritual are you?
I am very spiritual. I don’t joke with Church. I always pay my tithes, even when someone dashes me money, I pay my tithe from it. I make sure I help the less privilege as often as I can. I fast and pray when need be. I might be crazy, but I really love God and everything that concerns Him.
What’s your take on tithing?
I pay my tithe all the time and I sow seed that’s how God keeps blessing me. It’s in the Bible, I can’t remember the Bible verse, but it’s in it.
Are you against Daddy Freeze’s own interpretation of that?
Firstly, I don’t know who Daddy Freeze is and I don’t care to know. All I know is that people should pay their tithes and allow God to bless them abundantly.
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