Actress Olayode Juliana, aka Toyo Baby in the popular television series ‘Jenifa’s Dairy’, has shared the reason behind Nigeria’s version of World Virginity Day, her brainchild.
Toyo Baby whose shocking revelation that she was a virgin and would remain so until she is married was received with mixed feelings, told The Nation why she came up with World Virginity Day.
“I belong to a ministry, ‘Mine ministry’. Out of many other things we do, we are strong advocates of sexual purity. We have our World Virginity Day, marked second Saturday of June every year. I believe that someone needs to know that he or she is not alone in this journey and that even if you’re not a virgin you can be sexually pure by making up your mind never to do it again till marriage,” the virgin actress in Nollywood said.
Speaking further to the paper, “Some ladies date more than five men before marriage and sleep with all of them because they see it as a norm or a way to prove their love against God’s standard… That’s what leads to cheating in marriage. Some men or women can’t imagine been faithful to just one person because they’ve done it with several people in their past or before marriage so it’s difficult. Research has it and I learnt that if you had sex with a particular person if you meet the person years after and you’re alone or whatever, it is very possible that you will do it again.”