Actress, Grace-Charis Bassey, previously often known as Belinda Effah, shocked many when she took to social media to announce that she was altering her identify which she had spent years constructing right into a model within the film business.
Whereas many speculated on what might have knowledgeable her resolution, the actress has instructed Sunday Scoop that it was impressed by an encounter she had with God.
She stated, “I didn’t simply resolve to alter my identify. I modified it as a result of I had a divine encounter with God final 12 months and He modified my identify from Belinda to Grace. Personally, I had needed to alter my identify some years in the past. Belinda has various meanings. Some folks say it means ‘magnificence’, however Linda means serpent. So, Belinda actually means Lovely Serpent. God knew every thing from the start and He is aware of what’s greatest for me, so He determined to alter my identify.”
The actress additionally acknowledged that although she must generate consciousness for her new identify, she was enthusiastic about it. “For me, that is like rebranding. One has to have a method to reposition oneself within the forefront once more. I’m very excited to be doing this. I don’t thoughts rebranding. Folks already know the face; it’s nearly relating the (new) identify to the face. Firms rebrand on a regular basis and my case will not be completely different. Altering my identify doesn’t make me a distinct particular person.”
As regards the frequent saying that girls from Cross River and Akwa Ibom states have excessive libido, the actress maintained that she thought it impolite to be requested such a query. However, she answered, “I believe it’s a private factor. It’s simply the identical manner it’s stated that Igbo folks like cash. Intercourse is a private factor with an individual one has emotions for and cares about.”
Bassey additionally advocated for the loss of life sentence for rapists and little one molesters. She stated, “I don’t actually have any expertise just about sexual harassment. Nonetheless, I’ve been seeing the trending subject on rape and I frown at it. I’ve acted in a lot of films that centered on rape and the primary movie I produced was additionally about rape. I imagine the federal government must be extra strict in regards to the concern. I believe the federal government is being too lax on this matter and it appears to be like like they’re truly encouraging rapists. Each time we hear circumstances of adults and minors being rape and the federal government appears to be silent about it. I believe the loss of life penalty needs to be utilized to rape circumstances, in order that potential rapists would give it some thought twice earlier than leaping on the following lady they see to fulfill their sexual urges.”
Talking on her present tasks, the actress stated, “We just lately launched Nollywood Queens— a actuality TV present. I’m one of many ‘queens’ that may be gracing the TV screens for weeks to return. The cameras observe our actions day-after-day. By means of my enterprise, Grace-Charis Bassey Empire, which is into style and life-style, I’m planning a style present. I’m truly as much as rather a lot.”
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