May 03, 2017

"I Was S*xually Abused As A Child" - TY Bello

Popular Nigerian singer and photographer, Toyin Sokefun-Bello [aka TY Bello], has opened up on how she was s*xually abused while she was growing up.

While speaking on Accelerate TV series, ‘King Women’ TY Bello revealed that she was molested as a child and that it had a negative effect on her during her formative years. She said;
“I was sexually abused as a child and because of this, I felt like there was something ugly about me that made me encounter this. This was not the abuser’s fault, this was me. I used to see other girls as flowers and I saw myself as dirty cement, hard and ugly. I never felt beautiful, everything was wrong with me, I was hairy and it was a problem. 
“I always attributed everything that was about me to be the reason someone took advantage of me. I thought there was something wrong with me because if the others girls were like me perhaps they would be dirty like me but they were flowers. 
“When a friend told me about salvation, she told me old things would be passed away and all things will become new. It was as if God could wash away that stench and I would become a girl because I didn’t feel like a girl.”

She said she was relieved when she found out that she wasn't the only one that experienced such.

“I was shocked when I grew up and found that one out every three or four girls in my secondary school had suffered the same thing and I could tell them the same thing… that old thing can pass away.

“It was a relief to find that I was not the only one and a shock that nobody talks about it. That’s why salvation worked, I had a daddy and I was going to be a flower.”

13 comments:

Hassan Aderemi said...

Issorite.

Austine Gabriel said...

Interesting

abdulrasaq abdulrafii said...

You have to value yourself before others join.

Anurika Onwu said...

There's nothing wrong with you, it can happen to anyone. It's not usually a nice experience

Onifade Joseph said...

The same old story, the most important thing is for you not to allow your background put your back on the ground
#Believe

Nasiru Adoke said...

hmmmm,we all have a story but how we overcome it and channel it to positive motivation for own good and success totallh depends on us,God came through for you and here you are today #a success

Sunshow said...

Nice one

Oladimeji S. said...

Its a sad moment for girls that fall a victim which needed to be address.

Rosemary Ezeji said...

Thank God you came out victorious

I. C Bruno said...

It was low self-esteem

inumidun said...

Tnk God 4 ur life nw..

okorochas justin said...

Ok o...

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

So sorry

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