Reacting to the trending case of Yoruba actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha allegedly molesting Comedian Princess’ 14 year, old foster daughter, Nollywood actress, Destiny Amaka has shared a word of advice for rape victims out there.
She told Kemi Filani in a recent interview, “Speak out but be sure to make peace with yourself, accept it and know you are not the cause it is not your fault. Once you can stop blaming yourself it’s easier to stand your ground if no one believes you. It’s really hard to give advice as each case is unique to the individuals. Sometimes speaking up at the wrong time to the wrong person could cause more harm than good. So, be careful who you talk to but do talk to someone. If you have been sexually abused then please try and get counseling and activity. Then work on your healing and forgive yourself first.”
She stated further, ” The rape case is really rampant. Social media once again is shining a light and exposing things that go on daily in a high number of African homes. We need more mainstream adverts published on buses and homes everywhere. Radio adverts, tv commercials and local religious institutions need to also play their part with emphasis on sexual abuse as well as create a safe environment for abused children and counseling for the family members. We’ve all got a role to play on this, not just the government. I’ve been fortunate enough to never experience such terror but I have women close to me who have.”