A few months ago, daring Nollywood actress, Chioma Ifemeludike made an open confession alleging that she had an amorous relationship with fiery Nigerian cleric, Johnson Suleman, of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide congregation and was paid for it.
Her confession met with lots of backlash and Ifemeludike went off social media for a while.
However, in a recent interview with Saturday Sun, the Painful Truth movie star shares her encounter since the ugly incidence, revealing how it affected her mental health.
Hear her: “Life has been great since after the confession, even though the first few days after it went viral, the heated backlash kind of got to my mental health but because of being this person who looks on to God and not man, I’ve always been very attached to God. So, it wasn’t difficult for me to find my feet spiritually, mentally and physically.
Yes, it was tough for some days but over time, I had to deal with the situation in my head and as the days went by, I was motivated and even stronger.”
Asked her reaction since many people were accusing her of trying to extort more money from Suleman Johnson, Chioma Ifemeludike said it is laughable accusation.
“The people who know me know that money does not freak me. What freaks me is character. Money, power does not move me. I need money but money is not everything. There’s a way I see life and there are things I value more than money. Extort who? How much is he going to give me? Do you know the guilt I carry all these years, for something that I did? I knew that I did it out of desperation, I did because I wasn’t acting right and so fast forward to today, I’m dealing with the guilt and I come out to spill it and I want to extort the person! I don’t know how it works o, but even if they bring one billion dollars here, I can’t be moved. The truth is the truth. It’s a fact, it’s bigger than me, the Universe has taken record and there is something bigger than the Universe, something bigger than money and something that put us here. We must always think beyond that. The day the world was created, the day everything you see was put together, money was not in the concept. Man conceptualized money and so, what would I want to do anything of that magnitude because of money, no, that’s totally wrong I never did to extort anybody. I just for my faith, so, children of God, I did it for my society and that I what will matter for decades, for centuries, that’s what will count, not money,” she said.
Ms Ifemeludike also maintained that she has no regrets confessing her sins publicly, “I have no iota of regret, not even one. In fact, I feel so great. A lot of great things has been happening to me from the day I made that confession. It’s been a life-changing experience. So, why should I regret it? I did it because of my God and service to humanity. It cost me a lot but it’s always at a cost that something new and good, would happen. It’s always at a cost, a very sacrificial cost. So, yes, I did it, I’m proud of it, I own and I don’t regret it.