Toyin Lawani: I was raped by my uncle at 15, got pregnant
Toyin Lawani has disclosed that she was raped at the age of 15 by her uncle and got impregnated by him.
The celebrity stylist recounted the traumatic childhood experience in a chat with media personality Chude Jideonwo.
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 rape.
âI got raped by my uncle when I was 15 years and I had to go to my grandmotherâs place in Ibadan. I didnât 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 didnât tell anyone and it was so hard for me.My mum was so disappointed and hurt. She could not take itâ.
âThe person was so close to my family which is why I am so strict with my kids. I donât trust anyone, even your brothers, sisters, anybody can betray you. Nobody can come close to my children anyhow, you canât 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 wasnât there for me; she was always at work. It traumatized me but now I understandâ, she added.