On the Miss Anambra Sex Tape And The Double Standards Of Nigeria

On the Miss Anambra Sex Tape And The Double Standards Of Nigeria

Originally published on olisa.tv

Barely a year after she won the Miss Anambra beauty pageant, Chidinma Okeke is embroiled in a sex tape scandal.

A video which appears to show the beauty queen and a female partner playing out a racy scene sent the social media on a meltdown. Blogs ran the story. Folks who had yet to see the clip asked for links to download them. Not long after the clip surfaced, the 300 level Medical Laboratory student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, denied featuring in the racy film.

According to Chidinma Okeke, the tape was the works of blackmailers; folks wishing her ill who have gone extreme lengths of using a photo editing tool to superimpose her face into the clip, as she could not have engaged in such ‘amorous’ act.

“My attention has been drawn to a concocted photograph/ video being circulated in the social media wherein my face was superimposed on an existing picture of persons engaging amorous conduct through the art of photo shopping,” she wrote on her Instagram.

Adding, “This act is perpetrated by hoodlums who are out to blackmail me or tarnish my image and promising career by presenting me in bad light.”

The Orumba North beauty queen went on to add that she is a “highly responsible person who was brought up in a family with impeccable reputation. I can therefore not subscribe to such act how much more engage in same.”

Many Nigerians have refused to accept the explanation of the immediate past Miss Anambra. On her Instagram, trolls dragged the beauty queen. Some threatened, while others cited the religious and cultural lines she overstepped. Unable to bear the barrage of attacks, Ms Okeke made her Instagram private and is yet to speak up since then.

However, there are also a crop of Nigerians who are concerned for Ms Okeke’s safety. Only last month, an Italian woman, 31-year-old Tiziana Cantone, killed herself after sex tape featuring her went viral. This has sparked major debate on the public shaming and violence against women. Sadly, Ms Cantone is only receiving major sympathy after her death.

For Ms Okeke’s case, a crop of Nigerians are struggling valiantly to raise awareness on the dangers of cyber-bullying, how the blackmailers are being enabled when society focuses its rage on victims, while on the flip side Nigeria ranks top five in the Google list of countries searching for homosexual porn photos and videos on the internet.

“Isn’t it criminally funny that while we are all gearing up to crucify Chidimma, the demonic bastard who breached trust and released the video online with the sole aim of destroying the beauty queen yet wastes oxygen that should be used by real humans???” Facebook user, Charles Ogbu, asked.

And Viola Ifenyinwa Okolie noted that “blackmail is becoming a fine art and another means of showcasing our double standards in this country.” She called the DSS to “shift their focus away from social media accounts of vocal opposition figures, and search out for prosecution, all these “blogs” that accept and run videos and pictures of blackmailers’ victims.”

“They are accessories to blackmail and can lead the law to wherever they got their videos from,” Ms Okorie continued. “They and their accomplices are the criminals. The actors in the movies can only offend our sanctimoniously hypocritically misplaced sense of morality, they are victims too.”

Many states in the US have adopted an invasion-of-privacy statute, criminalising revenge porn, Italy is having a conversation about this, but activists are still struggling to get the Nigerian Senate to sign a bill which will protect women.

In all of this, no one knows how Chidinma Okeke’s is faring, if she is safe. Though the beauty queen handed over her crown early in October in preparation for the next competition, the organisers of the pageant are yet to make a comment since the sex tape went viral.

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  1. Garrisson
    October 24, 13:11 Reply

    I just pray she is fine. I know what cyber bullying can do to people. I was once a victim.

  2. Pags
    October 24, 13:28 Reply

    Don’t mind Nigerians they watched n wanked to it everybody is saying show me the link my problem is the stupid fishnets they used very annoying.

    • Pink Panther
      October 24, 13:33 Reply

      The fishnets the lovers used in the video is your “problem” that’s “very annoying”?

  3. Edo
    October 24, 16:53 Reply

    Either way, double standards or not, that video was taken by someone and that should have been a never never.

  4. Bain
    October 24, 21:35 Reply

    okay….first shes from my place…so I’ll tune down my judgement….so she is lesbian n denying it….if she is !….why on earth would she make a tape with another woman?….wat was she hoping for?…to be the next Kim k?…bitch please…see NNE …two things….ur life is going to get tough from this point till u find yourself…. or wait!…this is naija….so we will forget u exist….just wait!..
    .to many problems already…. we can’t carry ur own n put on our heads.

  5. Delle
    October 25, 08:38 Reply

    Oh we rank top five in the online Gay porn search? Interesting.

    The girl wouldn’t have even said a thing. Nigerians aren’t rational beings in so far as homosexuality is concerned. They totally fling away the part where she is blackmailed. A victim of some sadist’s whims.

    I know this would eventually die down though. When there’s no reaction coming from the victim, they would face the crumbling economy.

  6. Mandy
    October 25, 11:11 Reply

    And i heard the blackmailer has released another video. Whoever this girl pissed off is on real vengeful mode.

  7. Mike Daemon
    October 25, 22:14 Reply

    She is denying her involvement in relation to the video, lets accept that from her please, and not talk like we know anything, yet.

    October 26, 18:16 Reply

    Everyone. Bottom right hand side of the video. Look and you’ll see the watermark: CYBERLINK POWER DIRECTOR. Google it.
    ( PowerDirector video editing software provides easy-to-use and powerful tools for high quality video productions. )

    The video was cheaply edited. Plain and simple. But people are easily misled.

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