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What annoys me about sexual harassment — Hauwa Allabura

By Ayo Onikoyi

Very few actresses can conveniently come out to proclaim they have not encountered sexual harassment in the industry. For TV personality and actress,Hauwa Allahbura, it is a reality that stares every up and coming starlet in the face in the make-belief world.

Hauwa Allabura

However, the former Miss FCT, in a chat with Potpourri explains different shapes sexual harassment takes and identifies the part that really infuriates her.

“I believe there are different levels of sexual harassment. What I think is quite normal is when a man tries to propose to you an offer during an audition stage without necessarily giving you an ultimatum or directly asking for sex in exchange for getting a job. I think that will always be there because it is how men are, especially in this country.

The other level is where I get really angry; when someone tries to force you into sleeping with them just because they want to do something for you or because you are asking for a job. When it comes to that, I would say women have a choice and that choice is to maintain their personal integrity and say a big no.

Some upcoming talents may be desperate for a breakthrough in their careers and they may decide that they have no choice other than to sleep with the person, but I do not believe in that. I believe in taking the long route to success through hard work and persistence,” she said.

Like every woman in the industry, there is always a man they crush on from distance and Hauwa shares her own fantasy which she said has been there since childhood.


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