Fast rising Nigerian actress, Ann Edidem Bassey from Akwa Ibom State, who starred in ‘Child Seller,’ alongside Mercy Johnson, Angela Okorie, Mike Ezuruonye, and Patience Ozokwor, is grateful to her dad for the influence he has had on her career.
The University of Port-Harcourt Theatre Arts graduate made her acting debut as Sacramento in Sexy Vampires with Ini Edo and Oge Okoye.
During a recent chat with TheNETng, the rising actress explained how her father’s status has stopped her from going nude on screen.
Here’s what she said:
‘My father is a disciplinarian who takes no nonsense from any of us,’ she said. ‘He told us that our body is sacred meant to be seen by our husbands not the public.’
Edidem continued, ‘I heard this at the age of six and each time I wanna go nude on set or wherever, that fear creeps in. And I’ll immediately say No to it, because I wouldn’t want people to blackmail him (her father) by saying ‘isn’t that his daughter, why is he preaching to us?’’
The actress also opened up that she went into acting because she’s always seen herself being a lawyer or an actor in life.