Most celebrated Nigerian actress, Stella Damasus has revealed how she was sexually abused by her own family relative.
According to Stella Damasus, she was only 8 years old when her relative abused her sexually.
In a live session with the veteran rapper, Bouqui, Stella shared her childhood plight which almost affected her mental health.
The 43-year-old mother of two disclosed her story while explaining why she has been silent about the recent r@pe cases in Nigeria.
She said that;
“I hate it when people come and say this thing happened to you; why are you just talking about it now. Bouqui, it has happened to me, I don’t say this anywhere, I have never said this before, it has happened to me, it wasn’t r@pe, it was molestation, by someone who was supposed to be related to me.”
“I was eight years old, I couldn’t talk about it for years because it traumatized me, nobody knew; I was dealing with it myself. Why couldn’t I talk, I knew what happened to others who had spoken up about it, they were disgraced; if you see the shame, even in school, once the word got out, it was about her being a prostitute even as young as we were, they would call you names, so man as seen you?”
Furthermore, Damasus added;
“Man has touched you? It’s not about what you’re going through, at the end of the day you spend years dealing with your trauma and we are not in a society that believes in “oh! Go and see a therapist to talk about it for counseling,”
Stella Damasus revealed that she overcame her trauma after going for counselling.