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#DayOfTheGirl Child: I struggled at 15 to help my widowed mother, says Omotola

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

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#DayOfTheGirl Child: I struggled at 15 to help my widowed mother, says Omotola

Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has opened up about her travails as a young girl trying to fend for her widowed mother and her struggles to be acceptable in a society where the girl child is undermined.

Omosexy in celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child wrote at length on her Instagram page.

The actress wrote about losing her father at age 12, how she was sponsored by a community of Ondo men, the rigours of working and schooling, lack of freedom to mingle like male counterparts, rumours and fear of slander, sexual harassments and the financial obligations of catering for her younger brothers.

Omotola said that although she has not totally reached her peak, she is proud to say she triumphed in all her endeavoursid and supported her mother till her death.

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…

“Don’t You dare Underestimate the possibilities of a Girl Child.”

See her post:

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

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