“I Was R@Ped By My Uncle At 15 And Got Pregnant”- Celebrity stylist, Toyin Lawani Recounts Tr@umatizing Experience
Popular Nigerian Celebrity stylist, Toyin Lawani has opened up about being a rape victim.
The mother of three did this during a heart-to-heart interview with Chude Jideonwo.
Chude had asked: Why did you leave home at 14?
In response, Toyin Lawani corrected him saying that she left home at the age of 16. She went on to reveal that she was raped at the age of 15.
According to her, she hadn’t told anyone including her husband about her rape incident.
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She also revealed that she had to go for an ab0rtion because she was still young and tender at that time.
Her aunt suggested it and took her to a doctor in Ibadan who did the abortion.
“No 16, I never told anybody this before, I don’t think I have told my husband. At 15, I got raped by someone in my neighborhood, I have told my husband about the rape before, it was one of my uncle. I couldn’t tell my mum, it was so bad for me wen somebody bullies you to the extent that you can’t talk. It was so bad. I opened up to one of my aunties, she is late now, aunty Bola, and she took me to Ibadan they tried to get rid of the pregnancy.
It was at the same time I had to go get my admission in Uni and my mum, my mum is late – my dad is late, so don’t want to breakdown, so I can’t talk about it. They had to take me to a hospital in Ibadan, the pregnancy was about 5 months cause I didn’t tell anyone and it was so hard for me.”
Speaking further, Toyin Lawani revealed that her mother was devastated when she got hold of what happened.
She added that this incident made her very strict with her kids.
The fashion designer also noted that she hated her mum for her busy schedule.
However, being a mum herself, she understands better why her mum was making many sacrifices for them.
“I went to get my admission and I fainted at the premises. The doctor opened up to her that I was pregnant and they had to take it out. She couldn’t take it because I was so young and I didn’t tell her all this because the person was close.
That’s why I am very strict with my kids. I felt I had lost my innocence to someone in the same house as us.
My mum was always working. I hated my mum so much because she wasn’t there until now that I had to do the same responsibly for my kids. It traumatized me”. She said.