Nollywood actress, Tamilore Martins-Ojo, popularly knowns as Sisi Eko has advocated that any man found guilty of committing rape should have his eyes plucked out.
Speaking on a weekly radio show, Parrot Xtra Hour on Radio’ anchored by Olayinka Agboola and on Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State’s Oluyole 98.5 FM Ibadan recently, the actress said that since it is the eyes that got them ‘aroused’ after seeing their victims, the sighting organs should therefore be removed.
While speaking on the possible ways to reduce or eradicate rape in the country, the thespian stressed that the National Assembly should legislate a law to see that anyone found guilty of the dastardly act should have their eyes removed.
She revealed that her passion for entertainment has been her driving force despite the numerous challenges facing the industry.
Martins-Ojo said she got her big break in the movie industry in 2018 when she produced the movie ‘Sisi Eko,’ adding that she had been called by the name by fans all over the world.
When quizzed about her embarrassing moment in the industry, she said: “I remember I shot a movie titled Omo Ekun. It was the story of a notorious armed robber; two weeks after the movie was released, I went to the market and a woman saw me and started shouting, ‘thieves have entered the market and I also ran and she asked me why I was running, that aren’t you the thief?
“That was when I realised that she was referring to the movie production where I played the role of a thief. I felt so embarrassed and I had to educate her that I was not a thief that it was a movie, make believe that we did.”
She shed more light on her alleged relationship with the late governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, saying it was the handwork of rumour mongers that were bent on tarnishing her image.
Martins-Ojo reaffirmed that she did not have any intimate relationship with him, stressing that she only met the governor and the wife when she was given an award by the Oyo State government for her numerous achievements in the entertainment industry.
The notable actress also took time to appeal to the Engineer Seyi Makinde led government in the state to help build a film village in Oyo State, saying it will make it easier for them to shoot their movies.
She stated that this would save those in entertainment the embarrassment of going to beg landlords and house owners to allow them use their apartments to shoot movies.
“By building the film village, the governor will be boosting the internally generated revenue of the state and it will attract more tourists to the state,” she said.
Sisi Eko revealed her passion for journalism, noting that it runs in her veins. She added that she loves entertaining people and the journalism profession brought the best out of her.
She said she had to drop her journalism career as a result of her love for acting, saying she has been acting and singing since her secondary school days.
The actress equally used the opportunity to deny the notion that most Nigerian actresses use the industry to promote promiscuity.
“It is a big lie; I do not use the industry to promote promiscuity,” Martins-Ojo said.
She further said that she has always been a shinning example in the industry and that she tolerates no nonsense from the male folks.
Martins-Ojo, however charged all young women looking up to her as their role model not to be dissuaded in the journey of life. She charged them to put God first and be the best in whatever profession they find themselves, adding that they should also not live fake lives.
She paid glowing tributes to veteran actress, Late Bukky Ajayi, who she described as a source of inspiration when she joined the movie industry.