“Men Date Me Out of Pity”: Physically Challenged Actress, Doris Still Smiling, Shares Painful Story

“Men Date Me Out of Pity”: Physically Challenged Actress, Doris Still Smiling, Shares Painful Story

  • Doris Akonanya, in an interview, revealed how she lost one of her legs and how men have treated her because of it
  • The actress said she would fall for men only to realise they thought they were doing her a favour or trying to win a bet
  • Doris also revealed that her amputated leg was a blessing in disguise as she made money from it online

Nollywood actress Doris Akonanya aka Doris Still Smiling recently opened up on the challenges of having a beautiful love life as a physically challenged person.

On Yam Kontent Factory's podcast, the actress shared how her parents' negligence cost her one of her legs at a young age.

Actress Doris Akonanya
Doris Akonanya shared her relationship struggles. Photo credit: @dorisstillsmiling
Source: Instagram

On how being physically challenged has ruined her chances of finding love, Doris stated that many men dated her out of pity.

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She shared a scenario where one guy in school persistently pursued her, and she mistook it for genuineness, whereas a bet had been placed on her.

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In another case, Doris revealed she dated someone who cheated on her to her face because he thought being with her out of pity was a favour.

The actress also revealed that she gets messages and emails from men who want to sleep with her and show her their stuff.

How does Doris make money from her situation?

The actress revealed that her amputation was a blessing in disguise as there were white men who derived pleasure from watching amputees. She said she makes videos for them and gets paid in dollars.

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Watch the video below:

Reactions to Doris' video


"She is strong."


"Strong woman."


"I we get married to you straight away and give you purest love."


"You know white men like to use people for sexual experiment."

Mr Ibu's family reveals why his leg was amputated

In other celebrity news, Legit.ng reported that one of veteran actor Mr Ibu's legs had to be amputated.

The actor's family gave Nigerians the reason professionals had to cut one of his legs.

According to the statement, as of 1pm on Monday, November 6, he had undergone seven surgeries, and one of his legs had to be amputated.

The family said they had to accept the actor's new reality as that was the only way to keep him alive.

Source: Legit.ng

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