How I was assaulted by Nollywood Actress Kate Henshaw at an event in Lagos.
How I was assaulted by Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw at an event in Lagos.
A photojournalist with “The Nation” newspaper narrates how he was assaulted by Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw. The photographer took social media to narrate the incident.
I have never felt so humiliated as I did last weekend during the book presentation of ‘Loud Whisper; a book written by Erelu Bisi Fayemi, the former first lady of Ekiti State which held at the Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos on December 3, 2017.
In the course of doing my work as a photojournalist with The Nation newspaper, I needed to capture images of the event which I was duly invited to. Looking for a vantage point during the unveiling of the book, I scurried to take images. However, to my utter consternation, I saw no other person than Kate Henshaw, who was Co-Mc of the event who started harassing me and other photojournalists present.
All of a sudden, she started hurling insults on the photojournalists as they went about their duties. She freely called us names such as ‘fools, animals, and even asked, “are you crazy?” None of us liked it, but at that point, we just focused on taking our pictures.
He further narrates how he complained to another Nollywood actress Joke Silva, who was also present at the event.
After the event, I went and complained to Joke Silva, who was also a Co-Mc to report Kate Henshaw to her and asked that the Nollywood actress should apologize to the photojournalists present, including myself for her unruly behaviour because we were angry at her unruly behaviour.
But she rains insult on me and as a messenger, I told my fellow lens guy that Kate wouldn’t apologize. And truly, she did not. Rather, while I was filling my report to the office, Kate went after me pointing fingers at me, calling me names, insulting me and even hitting me on the head.
After calling him names and hitting him on his head, he said the actress also challenges him to a fight.
She even asked me to come fight, saying she can comfortably beat me. “You big head, pig, fool, dirty man,” she shouted as she pushed my laptop on the floor.
It was reported that a colleague from the Tell magazine called Kehinde pleaded with the actress, but she also gave him his own portion.
A colleague from The Tell magazine called Kehinde Shola pleaded with Kate but it was the turn of the middle-aged man to get his portion of insult. Other photojournalists at the event were afraid to talk to Kate so that they would not be insulted by her. Some said it is her usual attitude to insulting men at events and that she has no respect for anyone that asks her to stop. I think Dr Joe Oke- Odumakin needs to take her campaign to Kate Henshaw and tell her to be courteous. I have complained to the NUJ an I’m writing a petition on the matter.
Though, Kate Henshaw has not yet responded to the claim.