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International Day of the Girl Child: Actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde reveals ordeals she faced as a young girl

A-list Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has narrated her ordeals while growing up as a young girl. She stated that she lost her dad at 12 and had to start helping her family at 15. She also spoke about some of the challenges she faced as a female child.

In commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child today, October 11th, she wrote;
ON TODAY'S GIRL CHILD DAY I'LL DO AN UNUSUAL POST TRUE TO ME. AS A CHILD I LOST MY FATHER AGE 12. SPONSORED BY A GREAT COMMUNITY OF ONDO MEN, THE #EKIMOGUN CLUB, SO I COULD CONTINUE MY EDUCATION. AT AGE 15, STARTED STRUGGLING TO HELP MY WIDOWED MOTHER. I STARTED WORKING IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. WHILE GOING TO SCHOOL, AND WORKING, FACED MANY CHALLENGES AS A FEMALE CHILD… TALKS OF BEING LOOSE, PERHAPS BEING A PROSTITUTE,LACK OF FREEDOM TO MINGLE LIKE MALE COUNTERPARTS, RUMOURS AND FEAR OF SLANDER, SEXUAL HARASSMENTS… BUT ONE OF MY EARLY DREAMS WAS TO BE GREAT AT WHATEVER I CHOSE AND BE SIDE BY SIDE THE BEST IN THE WORLD. I'M NOT TOTALLY THERE YET, … BUT.. THAT 12 YEARS OLD IYANAIPAJA LITTLE GIRL DID TAKE CARE OF HER WIDOWED MUM TILL SHE DIED, TOOK CARE OF HER YOUNGER BROTHERS… THEY ARE IN MARRIAGE STAGES NOW, TAKING CARE OF HERSELF AND HER OWN FAMILY, TAKING CARE OF A FEW PEOPLE SHE IS PRIVILEGED TO BE ABLE TO. SHE HAS WORKED, SPOKEN ON, BEEN AWARDED ON WORLD STAGES , AND HAS BEEN COMPARED TO THE PEOPLE SHE ADMIRED WHEN GROWING UP , FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD… SHE'S STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS BUT… DONT YOU DARE UNDERESTIMATE THE POSSIBILITIES OF A GIRL CHILD. #EDUCATIONISKEY #EDUCATIONBREEDSCONFIDENCE #RESSILIENCE #DELIGIENCE #GIRLCHILD #INTERNATIONALDAYOFGIRLCHILD #IMPOSSIBLEISNOTHING

6 comments:

  1. Woman with determination. I love her

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  2. Inspiring...
    And against all odds, she triumphed.
    Yes! #ImpossibleIsNothing

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  3. Wow! Wow!! Wow!!! Determination is key in everything!

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  4. Wow.She has come a long way

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