Why I Lied About My Virginity Status – Toyo Baby

Toyo Baby

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Following the stir that former Jenifa’s Diary cast Toyo Baby caused after revealing that she lied about her virginity, the actress has given reasons for her actions.

Toyo Baby said that she lied because she initially felt naked speaking the truth.

The actress who revealed in her book ‘Rebirth’ that she was disvirgined at 17 had said she was still a virgin in several interviews.

According to her explanation in the book, she is known for her sexual purity advocacy and revealing she wasn’t a virgin would’ve reopened already healed wounds.

She wrote:

“However, the fact that I had confessed to TiTiMi Adigun did not mean the world now knew. People had assumed I was a virgin. I had never said I was but I had never corrected their assumptions either. So, I was still in that fix.

“Shortly after my confession, Ebony Life TV called me for an interview. I went and for the first time in my several interviews, I was asked point blank if I was a virgin. I tried to evade the question, but my interviewer was not having it.

“She demanded for a yes or no. I did not see the question coming and I lied. I said, “Yes, I am a virgin.

“Immediately the interview was over, I hurried to the bathroom in the studio and cried. I felt terrible for lying and told God I was sorry. I called Dee on my way home and confessed my wrong. I explained further when I got home.

“The next thing he said shocked me. He said, “Call her and confess the truth. Ask for a rescheduling of the interview; do it again and undo your mistake.”

“I was not going to do that. I felt it was my secret and the whole world need not know about it. I was upset with myself, however, for answering her. I could have insisted I could not tell. So, I proposed never to answer such again. Easier said than done, right?

“Shortly after, I was on another TV interview, Crux Of The Matter, with Elsie. I was invited to talk for sexual purity while the other guest spoke against. In the process of the discussion, around the time when it was heated, I was asked out of the blues again if I was a virgin. And before I knew it, I heard myself lying again. I was mad at myself.

“I was on another TV interview that trended for a while. It was On The Couch, with Lady Ariyike. I talked about sexual purity, but thankfully I was not asked if I was virgin.

“After that one, I decided to stop interviews altogether. I was tired of lying or having to dread lying if I was asked straight up.”


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Rashidat Akashat aka Nekola is a Graduate of Mass Comm from University of Benin. A prolific writer with nose for hot entertainment gists and gossips, Nekola has weakness for fried yam, potato and pepper spiced pomo. She is the Entertainment Editor at Concise News.




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