Iyabo ojo who is a popular actress and filmmaker has spoken on her rape experiences both before marriage and after. According to her, she has been raped on 5 different occasions.
She said it all on her youtube channel “Bare it all with I.Y”.
She said she was raped for the first time when she was 14 years by a ‘non-family member’ when she was staying at her aunty’s house. She said she could not voice out about it because it was considered a taboo back then.
The second was when she was almost eighteen by a friend to her first boyfriend who also happened to be her neighbor. She explained that she had gone to visit her family members in the Obanikoro area of Lagos when he offered to drop her off on her way back to Ikeja where she was living with her aunt then. Along the way, he asked if he could show her his house (as he had also moved out of Obanikoro), and she agreed because she didn’t imagine that he could hurt her.
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“However, on getting to his house, he raped me after every effort to stop him failed.”
She stated that she decided not to tell her ex-boyfriend about the incident in fear that he could hurt the him as her ex-boyfriend was a bad boy and she would not say she liked all the bad things he did.
“So, I decided not to tell him because they might kill him or do something terrible to him if I did. I did not want that because I didn’t want blood on my hands.”
The actress also said she was raped as a married woman.
“The other one happened after I got married to my husband and had my kids. Then, we moved to Ikeja. I was raped by one of the armed robbers who came to our house. It is not easy to talk about rape. No matter how much you talk about it, you have to realise that it is painful. But, you are not alone.”
However, the actress said that she would not talk about her last experience.