Blessing is set to feature as cast and partner in a short movie about sexual assault titled ‘Episodes,’ which will premier April 7 on Outboxtv.com.
According to Lanre Adegbaju, head of Original Content at Outboxtv Online Cinema, this is a powerful and thought-provoking short movie that explores the intricate subject of sexual abuse, trivialising sexual assault leading to depression and mental health uniquely and creatively, while exploring the multidimensional effects of sexual abuse.
“The movie is set to challenge the stigmas surrounding sexual assault, raise awareness of the importance of being open about our problems by showing love to one another while victims build the courage to speak out,” he stated.
For Nkechi Blessing, the current state of the nation and world at large has led to growing concerns about the impact of societal anxiety on people’s emotional well-being, particularly regarding fear, social anxiety, depression, and love caused by sexual abuse.
Idris Bello, lead PR on the project revealed that “It is our belief as the project initiators that Nkechi Blessing as an actor is a critical stakeholder in societal issues and can help amplify the project with the use of her platform to help secure lives of many youths especially women and girls by creating necessary awareness to help this movement.”
Kasali Adesina, production manager on the project added that sexual assaults are serious and life-altering violations of a person’s dignity. This movie serves as an attempt to tell the story of date rape and sexual assault in a compelling way that has never been done before with the ultimate goal of spurring critical stakeholders into taking responsive and effective actions towards annihilating the scourge in our society.