The popular Nollywood actress, song writer and singer, Cossy Orjiakor, in an exclusive interview with Punchonline revealed many controversial personal issues especially on the latest rumour of the AIDS saga and also advice website owners and bloggers to verify story before publish in order not defame the person concern.
Please read and enjoy the interview:
Do you regard yourself as a musician or an actress?
I’m an all round entertainer. I’m an artist, actress and also an activist.
There are rumours of you having HIV, Is it true?
I will love to know where the rumour started, so I can sue. Also, the bloggers will write whatever they think will drive people to their sites without verifying if it’s true or not. Like a website just cooked up a story and said that I have HIV twice and I’m afraid to have it the third time. To an educated person, such stories are more like a joke but to those that don’t know better, they may believe it. I don’t have HIV, I don’t have AIDS. That does not mean it’s a death penalty for those that have it.
But I read somewhere that a friend close to you confirmed the story.
Well, I can come up now and say that Bill Gates is my grandfather; talk is cheap. I will like whoever that said that I have AIDS to come out publicly and say it. I don’t bite. I just need who I can show proofs to, not the public. So if you think and believe I have AIDS, just quote yourself and not base it on rumours. My friends, the few that know me well and come to my place are not cowards. They stand firm and fight for what they believe in. So if whoever said that can’t come out, then i don’t have who to respond to.
Talking of blue films, US-based Nigeria actress and producer, Afro Candy, said she would like to feature you in one of her sex movies.
Like I said, talk is cheap. I’ll like to have a dinner date with Richard Branson; it’s just a wishful thinking. It’s when she approaches me then I will know she is serious. I have gone through a lot, now I know better. I can’t condemn her, she is Hollywood standard when it comes to showing off her body. The likes of Janet Jackson, Halle Berry, even most of their female musicians have gone nude, and Nigerians adored them. For me, I can’t go totally nude, never. My mum told me never to go nude. If not, I have got a beautiful body and I’m not afraid to flaunt it. Besides other artistes have taken pictures with panties and bra, maybe on the beach. So it looks cool but when you wear and pose on bed, it smells sex.
There was a time a man grabbed your boobs in public and you called him a black monkey, what happened?
Oh! The black monkey knows himself. No need to delve into that.
So, what’s Cossy currently working on?
I’m working on my music video, fashion line and also trying to keep fit via pole climbing.