(1/2) "When I was 9 years old, my parents separated and I moved out with my mum and my younger sister, my mum had to leave us at home and go out to work, leaving my younger sister under my care. it exposed me to so many social vices and danger as a young girl in Lagos State. I escaped being raped twice during this period (God be praised). I know I should have said something to my mum but I felt I needed to be strong for my mum and babysister ... Sometimes my mum broke down and the worst thing I could ever experience was seeing my mum cry- I would want to cry too but I know I was her comforter and I shouldn't show emotions.
Sometimes after a long- maybe bad day at work, my mum would come home and start yelling at me for the slightest reasons but I would just understand that my dad hurt her and she is still going through a phase.
I started being responsible and thinking alot for my age . I tried to find something to distract me, it wasn't easy for me.... I was so young. Not quite long I discovered I had depression ... The year my mum and dad separated I failed at school. I was in primary school then, in Abuja, Nigeria.
So i just thought of the situation as though it was because of me they separated. (I was a child... I wasn't thinking straight).
I thought about alot of things that could have been better without me like; my mum would have enough for my baby sister and herself and if I wasn't here she wouldn't have left her marriage in the first place. so I attempted suicide at a very young age (thank God he saved me).
I love music So So much... I started dancing and that was when I found my way out of the sadness that was killing me inside slowly .........."
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