"Lot Of Men Date Me Out Of Pity" – Amputee Actress, Doris Akonanya
Akonanya said none of her past relationships ended well because her lovers jilted her and acted like they were doing her a favour
Amputee Nollywood actress and dancer Doris Samuel Akonanya has stated that many men go into relationships with her out of pity.
The actress said this in an interview with Yan Kontent Factory, while speaking about her experiences in the movie industry and personal relationships.
Akonanya said none of her past relationships ended well because her lovers jilted her and acted like they were doing her a favour.
Aside from movies, Doris Akonanya claims to get extra money on the side by taking photos and videos of herself in scant outfits for some ‘white guys’ she refers to as ‘Devotees’. These Devotees, she claims, have a passion for amputees, therefore she sells images of them.
The actress also discussed Asaba movie actors dubbed ‘Asabahood’ against Lagos actors. She added that those in Asaba make more relatable films, which makes them more popular among viewers, as opposed to other performers who ‘copy the whites’.
When asked if she is treated differently by people, she said that she is and that she dislikes it because it is mainly motivated by pity.
Doris acknowledged at one point that she misses being in a romantic relationship because it has been so long since she was in one. She claims she has no recollection of what it’s like to be called every morning and night. Watch the video interview below.