Ex-Big Brother Naija contestant, Ekemini Ekerette, better known as Kemen, has apologised for sexually harassing fellow housemate TBoss before he was evicted from the show. Kemen was on Sunday found to have violated TBoss by touching her inappropriately without her consent. Consequently, he was evicted from the reality show/competition.
His action had elicited furore among Nigerians and widespread condemnation, especially on social media. The former Big Brother Naija contestant on Wednesday released a statement of apology, seeking forgiveness from TBoss and all women.
“My name is Ekemini Ekerette, popularly known as Kemen (@Kemen_Fitness) one of the Big Brother Naija 2017 Housemate. I am a Fitness Trainer and a Model before joining the Big Brother house,” he said.
“Firstly, I hereby tender my sincere apologies to TBoss and ask for her forgiveness as well as all the women in Africa who perceived my action as violation or a sexual offence… however I have stated the reality of what actually happened in my interview.
“I knew that everybody was playing the game in the house at the same time competing for the prize. I realised that I overplayed my game which brought about my disqualification.
“As you all know, I have my fitness outfit, where I train a lot of people both men and women. There has been no case or report of such acts from me. I regret the turn of play while trying to play and compete for the prize.
“I must emphasise that reality is different from perception however I also use this medium to apologise to all women being the International Women’s Day, and the entire crew of Big Brother Nigeria, including my fans and family.”
Credit: The Cable