My relationship with Genevieve was a disaster – Actor, Okechukwu Joseph
Popular Nollywood actor, Okechukwu Joseph, has recounted his aborted romance with legendary actress, Genevieve Nnaji.
Joseph said his relationship with Ms. Nnaji was very short, although he never disclosed this to the media.
The ‘Karishika’ actor further told the Sun that his relationship with the star actress was a disaster.
Joseph said, “My very short relationship with Genevieve was such a disaster. This is the first time I am admitting this publicly.
“Genny and I met and became friends on the set of Mark of the Beast. Of course in her very early days. It was as though we were in some type of experiment. But I learned a lot about her within that short period.
“Two unforgettable moments- the day she introduced her little brother to me and the day she told me literally everything about herself. She trusted me that much. My mind was racing like crazy and I kept wondering how so little people knew about this young Amazon who was out to play the Esther for her family and did she? She felt like family to me. She is my kind of woman – classy, clean and confident.
“Unfortunately, we couldn’t go further because of my funny little ‘virgin’ secret. Not that she solicited or asked for anything but of course, my body language was downright repulsive to that effect and it didn’t take anything for any woman with brains to figure it out. She was so full of pragmatic energy and so on-the-go- like woman on a mission. Never ready to play around with stuff she couldn’t put up with. I hope she’s still that way. She has got an incredible story to her glory.”
On if he would take things to the ‘next level’ if he had another opportunity with Genevieve, Joseph said, “I don’t know what you mean by ‘the next level.’ But I would love to play by my rules book at this moment. However, there is not going to be any such opportunity. The young woman has moved on ever so predictably and I’m the happiest for her.”
The actor said he had difficulties in getting along with his colleagues, especially females because he was a virgin.
He said, “I had no difficulty mingling. What I had issues with was entangling- copulating. And like I said earlier, I wasn’t ready because I was a virgin and I didn’t want to tell anybody. I was always making excuses about why I couldn’t ‘get down.’”
He went further to say some of his female colleagues solicit sex from him during shooting.
He said, “Truth is a lot of people didn’t know that all that while that I was shooting movies everywhere I was still a virgin! I didn’t know how to explain this to ladies especially. People thought I had other strange feelings.
“One of my directors even confronted me at some point wanting to know if I was hiding some ailment. It was on the set of this director that two young women attempted to rape me in my hotel room. I will never forget this. It was Singapore Hotel, Ikeja, where we lodged. The movie was Karishika 2. We had returned from a shoot so I left my door open. They came in, stripped themselves halfway and pounced on me. I fought with them for nearly 25 minutes. They gave up when I threatened to stab them. I lied that I had a knife. That was probably the third time that I had had that kind of experience.
“They were upcoming artistes. They were also part of that movie. Everybody else was fair game, but I was ‘forming superman’ so I could understand their frustration. And they were a crazy bunch. You don’t come across girls like that every day, whether in Nollywood or elsewhere. It was something else,” he added.