‘How sex scene with Jim Iyke almost got me expelled from Uni’ – Lilian Afegbai
Nigerian actress Lillian Afegbai has recalled how she was almost expelled from Benson Idahosa University (BIU), Benin, Edo State after shooting a scene involving sex in a movie with Jim Iyke.
Afegbai shared this information on the latest Tea with Tay episode, where she said she was made to face a disciplinary committee at Benson Idahosa University (BIU) in Benin.
She said the acting gig was her first movie role at a time when she was combining schooling and a career in film.
“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,” Afegbai said.
The actress added, “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.”
She said she had to explain to them that all they saw was make-believe, and she wouldn’t do anything to jeopardise her Christian faith.
“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.”