Actress and domestic violence advocate, Victoria Inyama, has noted that mistresses, popularly referred to as ‘side chicks’, have become more shameless, bold and popular in recent times because of lack of respect on the part of men.

She said, “This whole ‘side chick’ thing has been there for a long time but these girls did not have the audacity they have now.

“There was still a bit of decorum because the men respected their wives more.

“If a man treats his wife well, no one would be able to mess with her. There are boundaries that you can’t step over but now it is another thing.

“There is really no one to blame. I find it very appalling; perhaps, because I experienced it when I was married.

“I know how it used to hurt me and how it hurts other women, especially the ones that built what they have with their men from scratch.

“Now, when it’s time for you to have peace and enjoy your sweat, some random persons would just walk in and turn everything into a nightmare for you”, the actress said.

Inyama, also noted that she didn’t have plans to return to Nollywood.

“I am not returning to Nollywood. I’m now passionate about mental health and psychological well-being and I think it’s a more interesting way of passing messages across to people. They say never say never but for now, I’m not coming back.”

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