Popular singer shares the story of a very painful time in her life where she was molested at a very young age and how hard it was coping with her fears. Read and watch it all here.
Popular Empire Mates Entertainment singer Niyola dropped a huge bomb on TV during an interview with Soundcity VJ Pearl on the weakly show SoundcityCityDivas.
The 'toh bad' singer said just like many women growing up, she was also molested.
"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"
" 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."
In December 2014, another celebrity Lola Omotayo Okoye (wife of Peter Psquare) also made a similar painful but true revelation about being molested as she was growing up, by a Catholic priest.