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Daniella Okoye: Nigerian Teenage Actress Recounts Rape Ordeal Few Years Ago

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Daniella Okoye rape

Daniella Okoye has shared how she was almost raped at 11.

The 15-year-old actress and model said the incident was a “traumatic experience” she will never forget, adding that rape is not what any woman should go through because it perverts womanhood. Daniella disclosed the encounter during an interview with TS Weekend, saying: “I was just a toddler then. I was 11. It was a traumatic experience I will never forget. But for providence, I would have been raped at a fashion show somewhere in Lagos, but I wouldn’t mention the place. First of all, the guy asked me to come inside the changing room, so I innocently went inside to change my costume for the next round of the show when he suddenly locked the door, got close to me aggressively and pinned me to the wall. But God Almighty sent someone that came to rescue me when I shouted with a loud voice.”

Daniella Okoye rapeDaniella won the 2012/2013 Little Princess Universe and World in Turkey, and she has since made her Nollywood debut as a teenage actress. She continued: “It was a terrible experience. Rape is not what any woman should go through. It’s a total abuse of womanhood. Though, I have forgiven the guy who tried to rape me, I (thank) God that my mother and manager, Ebuka Peters are always around me to protect me these days.”

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“In all of these, I have been motivated to start up a cause tagged: ‘Educate a Girl Child’. The reason is not far-fetched. When a girl child is educated, she knows her rights and has street credibility especially regarding to how to relate with the opposite sex anywhere she finds herself.”

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