“Pastors preached. The congregation moaned and rain curses to the name that brought shame to womanhood. My mum was in church somewhere in Abuja. The pastor preached about this fake sermon. The lust after money… The girl that slept with dog just for #10,000 dollars. Who is she then to challenge the pastor… Well she was just the mother to the girl that supposedly slept with dog. She simply left the church and never went back,” said the actress who also set the records straight: she was only paid N30,000 for the role.
Cossy Ojiakor went on to add that her father was put through hell too. “They gathered in the church and went to my village house to rain curses on the girl who brought immense shame to the church and the village. My father knew it was just a movie. So never really cared,” she said.
Following the controversial role, Cossy Ojiakor says she was no longer offered movie roles. And as though that was not enough, magazines sensationalised the story, and pastors preached against her in churches.