Popular nigerian fashion designer and celebrity stylist, Toyin Lawani, has disclosed how she was r$ped by her uncle and got pregnant at the age of fifteen.
The mother of three recounted the traumatic childhood experience in a chat with media personality Chude Jideonwo.
Lawani stated he was bullied by her uncle not to inform anyone but she finally told her aunt who took her to the hospital to abort the pregnancy.
According to her, the uncle tried to bully her into silence, but she summoned the courage to tell her aunt, who took her to the hospital to abort the pregnancy that resulted from the r$pe.
She said; “I got raped by my uncle when I was 15 years and I had to go to my grandmother’s place in Ibadan. I didn’t tell my mother, but had to tell one of my aunties. They had to take me to a hospital in Ibadan, the pregnancy was about five months already because I didn’t tell anyone and it was so hard for me.My mum was so disappointed and hurt. She could not take it”.
Speaking further, Lawani noted that the experience made her very protective of her children, as she finds it difficult to trust people with them.
“The person was so close to my family which is why I am so strict with my kids. I don’t trust anyone, even your brothers, sisters, anybody can betray you. Nobody can come close to my children anyhow, you can’t trust anyone, even your brothers and sisters.
“I lost my innocence at a very young age and I hated my mum so much for it because she wasn’t there for me; she was always at work. It traumatized me but now I understand”, she added.