It’s not a common thing to find survivors of sexual molestation speak up as they tend to experience an array of overwhelming and intense feelings like fear, guilt, and shame.
While each individual’s experiences and reactions are unique, EME first lady, Niyola took us back down memory lane, how she was sexually abused as a child.
The award winning singer revealed this during a talk show on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 with City Divas host, Pearl Cardy on Urban TV station Soundcity.
She said: “I have been molested quite a number of times. Thankfully, I haven’t been raped. I have been molested by both people I never imagined would molest me…and obviously strangers as well.
And it wasn’t once, it wasn’t twice. It wasn’t three times. But what helped me was that I started to try to figure out at that time why anybody would want to do that to me or to any female. I realised it was cowardice.
Alot of things could be done to prevent the situations and protect yourself. I remember for a very long time, I would never visit guys. And when I started to live alone when I was in school, you would never come to my room for any reason.
For a very long time I was paranoid. But I realised that if you share your experience with people, your fellow women, you’ll find that it’s not that big a deal that you can’t come out & talk about it because it’s not your fault that someone tried to molest you. Such people should actually be punished and brought to book.”
To know more about the interview, watch the videos below: