Following its release, many celebrities have spoken on the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries and the latest celebrity to weigh in is Iheoma Nnadi-Emenike. She shared her experience with R.Kelly and we are chilled to our bones.
Iheoma Nnadi, who was crowned Miss Nigeria in 2014, shared her experience with R. Kelly in Johannesburg. In a now-deleted Instagram story, she disclosed how she met the singer while working at a retail store when she was 16. She recounted meeting the singer during his mall visit and having a brief chat with him when he asked for her name and took her phone number. The ex-queen shared this experience after watching the docuseries compiled by Lifetime TV, further proving that R. Kelly targets young girls. From the post, it is obvious she narrowly escaped being groomed and sexually abused by the singer as some other star-struck teens who met him weren’t so lucky.
Shortly after sharing her experience, Iheoma must have received negative feedback which caused her to release another statement. She tackled the prevalent trend of victim-shaming in Nigeria. The fear of being disbelieved, judged and accused of clout-chasing is the reason many of R. Kelly’s victims took too long to speak out. Sexual violence is quite common in our society and the first step towards eradication is encouraging victims to speak out against their oppressors.