My rumoured romance with Chris Brown cost me my relationship - Venita Akpofure-Tarka
She said of the challenges she faced in the entertainment industry::
“Some of the problems I faced upon returning to Nigeria include the fact that people felt I had an easy life where I was coming from and that I was just looking for another stepping stone. I was definitely discriminated against. There were some actresses, though I wouldn’t mention their names that never wanted to work on the same project with me. They had preconceived notions about me just because I was young and cute.”
Despite studying accounting at the Kingston Hertsfordshire University, UK, she has flaw for entertainment and had at a time wanted to be a singer. She also nursed the idea of getting married to the late king of pop music, Michael Jackson.
"When I was little, I really wanted to become a singer. I thought I was going to marry Michael Jackson at some point. I also wanted to become a fashion designer. When I was in the university, I belonged to a small, select group of females called Femme Fatales. Back then, we used to organise events in the university circuit from London to the Midlands. I never really considered acting as a job until I returned to Nigeria."
Talking about how she handles hateful things said about her, Venita said:
“Most of the people who say hateful things about you are those you don’t even know; and who don’t know you. Once you become relevant to a certain level, you would surely face such attacks. That has made me to develop a thick skin but it does get to me sometimes. One of such that hurt me was when it was alleged that I had an affair with Chris Brown when he came to Nigeria. That rumour actually cost me my relationship at the time.”