Lilian Afegbai Was Nearly Expelled After A Sex Scene With Jim Iyke
The Nollywood actor recalled her struggles as a student-actor in her early film days.
Actor Lillian Afegbai has revealed that she had to face a disciplinary panel during her time as a student-actress at Benson Idahosa University (BIU) in Benin after shooting a sex scene with actor Jim Iyke.
Afegbai, who made the disclosure during the ‘Tea with Tay’ episode, recalled almost being expelled from the university.
“I started acting fully in BIU. In the first movie that I did, they almost expelled me from school because I had a sex scene with Jim Iyke. So when the movie came out, then I was young… It was just a lot, and people in the school, you know how jealousy now, people started telling our Reverend Seb’s wife and so they brought the movie to school, they said I acted an illicit scene, they fixed a panel.’’
Afegbai noted that the fear of being expelled made her explain to the panel that it was acting and make-believe and that she was a Christian who would “never do anything to jeopardize my Christian faith.’’
The thespian added:
“I thought I was going to get expelled. I was scared. It was a Christian school and when people start talking about things in school and making it a thing, you actually face a panel. When I went to the panel, I started making them understand that I am Christian. I would never do anything to jeopardize my Christian faith but then this is acting ma, it’s make-believe.”
Benson Idahosa University is a private Christian university established in 2002 by the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa.