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5 Times Rape Turned Me To Activist – Iyabo Ojo

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5 Times Rape Turned Me To Activist - Iyabo Ojo

Popular Nollywood Actress, Iyabo Ojo, has disclosed how an ugly incident of five times sexual assault from rapists moved her to giving voices to rape victims.

 

The popular Actress who, lamented how damaging and destructive the ugly, wicked attack can cause devastating effect on victims, said it was important that victims speak up for help, as the psychological trauma is too much.

 

Iyabo Ojo, beautiful mother with kids, said at this, five sexual assault she could not speak up because of psychological pains and how the society sees victims of rape.

 

While disclosing how the first ugly incident happened to her, at the age of 14, by a none family member, on her Youtube channel which was monitored by Nationalwatchng, Iyabo Ojo said:

 

“Like I said, yes I have been raped before. Not once but five times. And trust me when I say it wasn’t easy.

 

“The first time I was raped, I was 14. It happened at my aunty’s house (not a family member).

 

“I didn’t want to talk about it because it was taboo to talk about it. I felt I would be blamed for everything that happened.

 

“Also when i was 18, i was raped by the boy of friend of my ex.

 

“I cried my heart out. Then I pondered about telling my ex-boyfriend. My ex-boyfriend was a bad boy and I wouldn’t say I liked all the bad things he did.

 

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“So I decided not to tell him because they might kill or do something terrible to him if I did. I didn’t want that because I didn’t want blood on my hands,

 

“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’s not easy to talk about rape.

 

“No matter how much you talk about it, you have to realize that it is painful, but you are not alone,” she said.

 

Iyabo Ojo said, it was to give other victims a channel to speak out that made her started the Youtube programme ‘Bare it all with I.Y‘ and her awareness against rape

 

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Ghana Is Champion Of Democracy, Twitter Replies FG, Nigerians

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Tech giant, micro-blogging site and leading social networking site, Twitter, has replied to criticism by Nigerians, including politicians in the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, led Federal government, that it chose Ghana against Nigeria, because Ghana is champion of democracy.

 

Twitter said Ghana, a country in West Africa like Nigeria, but small in population when compared to Nigeria’s over 200 million population, is not only African Champion of democracy, but also “is a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate.”

 

Twitter disclosed this in a post by Kayvon Beykpour and Uche Adegbite, Product Lead, Twitter and Co-Founder, Periscope and Director, Product Management, Global Markets, respectively.

 

“Twitter’s mission is to serve the public conversation, and it’s essential, for the world and for Twitter, to increase the number of people who feel comfortable participating in it. To do this, we need to make it easier for everyone to join in and provide more relevant experiences for people across the world.

 

“Today, in line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce that we are now actively building a team in Ghana. To truly serve the public conversation, we must be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the African continent.

 

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“As a champion for democracy, Ghana is a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate. Furthermore, Ghana’s recent appointment to host The Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area aligns with our overarching goal to establish a presence in the region that will support our efforts to improve and tailor our service across Africa.

 

“Whenever we enter new markets, we work hard to ensure that we are not just investing in the talent that we hire, but also investing in local communities and the social fabric that supports them. We have already laid foundations through partnerships with Amref Health Africa in Kenya, Afrochella in Ghana, Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI) in Nigeria, and The HackLab Foundation in Ghana. As part of our long-term commitment to the region, we’ll continue to explore compelling ways we can use the positive power of Twitter to strengthen our communities through employee engagement, platform activation, and corporate giving,” twitter said.

 

According to statista.com, in 2020 alone, the number of social media users in Nigeria reached roughly 28 million.

 

Of this figure, 61.4 per cent have active Twitter handles.

 

However, in Ghana, it said as of January 2021, Ghana registered approximately eight million active social media users, up from six million in 2019.

 

And of this figure, only 28.78 per cent are registered on Twitter.

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Twitter Boots Nigeria, Makes Ghana African Headquarter, Nigerians React

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Tech Giant and one of the leading social networking site in the world, Twitter, has settled in Ghana as its official African headquarter, amidst outrages.

 

Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey, announcing the decision on Monday, tweeted, “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and President Nana Akufo-Addo,”

 

Responding, Ghana’s President thanked Twitter for its decision, adding that he had met with Dorsey and he was confident the move would be the beginning of new things.

 

Akufo-Addo tweeted, “The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is excellent news. The government and Ghanaians welcome very much this announcement and the confidence reposed in our country.

 

“As I indicated in our virtual meeting of April 7, 2021, this is the start of a beautiful partnership between Twitter and Ghana, which is critical for the development of Ghana’s hugely important tech sector. These are exciting times to be in, and to do business in Ghana.”

 

Nigerians were however, unhappy with the decision of Twitter to leave Nigeria which has its highest users in Africa to site its headquarter in Ghana to the neglect of Nigeria.

 

Though, most of the tweets of Nigerians were in anger to the Federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, who they accused that his undemocratic policies and human rights records were responsible for Twitter to snub Nigeria for Ghana.

 

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Oke Umurhohwo tweeted, “Another Big L for Nigeria who despite having the biggest active social media users, we got over looked for Ghana. This is obviously because of the anti-business policies of APC and Buhari. Shameful!”

 

@opeyemifolarin1 tweeted, “Leadership is everything. Democracy is thriving in Ghana and it’s evident in the peace and stability witnessed in the country and it has contributed significantly to the productivity level and boosting investors’ confidence in Ghana economy.”

 

@ananabannamdi tweeted, “Largely based on textbook definition Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa and probably the largest social media engaging ecosystem in Africa as well. Sadly, the nature of political hijacking, state capture, bad governance and more decadence has made us chop another “L” again!”

 

“But Jack, Nigeria has one of the biggest Twitter presence in Africa. Don’t worry, FG will make ease of doing business much better,” @Morris_Monye tweeted.

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Don Jazzy, Ex-Wife Michelle Move To Reunion, Exchange Love Messages

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Don Jazzy, Ex-Wife Michelle Move To Reunion, Exchange Love Messages

Mavin Records’ CEO, Don Jazzy, has reacted after his ex-wife, Michelle Jackson, penned a heartfelt message to him after news of their failed marriage years ago emerged.

 

Recall that Don Jazzy recently revealed that he got married at 20 and was divorced two years after.

 

Not long after Don Jazzy big revelation, social media users took it upon themselves to beg Michelle  to take him back.

 

Michelle upon seeing this, sent Don Jazzy a message thanking him for his kind words about her in his statement about their failed marriage.

 

She wrote:

 

“Thank you so very much for the intense love you have shown me, along with your beautiful messages; my inbox is flooded right now and my heart is full. I appreciate you.

 

“Thank you also to my wonderful friends and family who have been loyal all these years. Last but not least, thank you @donjazzy for your kind expressions and to the rest of my extended family for keeping me under your wing and loving me just the same.”

 

However, Don Jazzy, reacting to her message, commented with love emojis via his Instagram handle.

 

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