5 Times Rape Turned Me To Activist

Popular Nollywood Actress, Iyabo Ojo, has disclosed how an ugly incident of five times sexual assault from rapists moved her to giving voices to rape victims.

The popular Actress who, lamented how damaging and destructive the ugly, wicked attack can cause devastating effect on victims, said it was important that victims speak up for help, as the psychological trauma is too much.

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Iyabo Ojo, beautiful mother with kids, said at this, five sexual assault she could not speak up because of psychological pains and how the society sees victims of rape.

While disclosing how the first ugly incident happened to her, at the age of 14, by a none family member, on her Youtube channel which was monitored by Nationalwatchng, Iyabo Ojo said:

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“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.

“Also when i was 18, i was raped by the boy of friend of my ex.

“I cried my heart out. Then I pondered about telling my ex-boyfriend. My ex-boyfriend was a bad boy and I wouldn’t say I liked all the bad things he did.

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“So I decided not to tell him because they might kill or do something terrible to him if I did. I didn’t want that because I didn’t want blood on my hands,

“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. It’s not easy to talk about rape.

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“No matter how much you talk about it, you have to realize that it is painful, but you are not alone,” she said.

Iyabo Ojo said, it was to give other victims a channel to speak out that made her started the Youtube programme ‘Bare it all with I.Y‘ and her awareness against rape



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