Iyabo Ojo has finally broken her silence on the horrible rape ordeal she has endured as.a woman .
The Nollywood actress who revealed that she has been raped a total of 5 times on her vlog, was only 14-years-old the first time it happened at a family friend’s house.
She however did not speak of it because of the stigma associated with rape survivors and the blame culture.
Iyabo Ojo also shared another rape experience which happened while she was still married. She disclosed that her family had just moved to Ikeja when armed robbers visited and one of them raped her.
“Like I said, yes I have been raped before. Not once but five times. And trust me when I say it wasn’t easy. The first time I was raped, I was 14. It happened at my aunty’s house (not a family member). I didn’t want to talk about it because it was taboo to talk about it. I felt I would be blamed for everything that happened,” she said.
“Then the other one happened after I got married to my husband and had my kids, then we moved to Ikeja. I was raped by one of the armed robbers who came to our house to rob. It’s not easy to talk about rape. No matter how much you talk about it, you have to realise that it is painful, but you are not alone.”
The screen goddess wants to help create awareness and erase the stigma associated with survivors and has urged others with similar experiences to speak up.
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