Nollywood actress Eniola Badmus has shared how she escaped being raped while she was in secondary school at Ijebu Ode, but kept it to herself because of stigmatization.
In an interview with Punch newspaper, the actress revealed that most women have experienced sexual assaults and the crime linger because the authorities have refused to implement strict punishments for perpetrators.
She said: “Firstly, whether people are saying the truth or not, 95 percent of females are sexually harassed on a daily basis. Because there wasn’t stiff punishment over the years, this act has continued to linger from one generation to the other.”
“As a young girl, a lot of things happened to me and I’ve also seen a lot of things. I grew up in a polygamous home and a lot of people lived with us. When I was in my final year in secondary school, I was almost raped. It was a very close shave. I was saved by a guy called Michael Akinyemi.
“I don’t know where he is now, but I can’t forget him. He was injured in the process, but he saved me. I was practically five minutes away from being raped,” Eniola Badmus said.
“I didn’t report then because of the stigmatisation. The experience was really bad because my assaulter was bent on raping me, hence we struggled so much. I still remember the guy’s name but I would leave it out.”
On why she likes to be called Senator Badosky, Badmus said, “Senator Badosky is a free-spirited person who lives and lets others live. She’s also a hustler, not minding distractions from others because she doesn’t take things personally.
She, recently, shocked many of her fans when she announced that she was embarking on a weight loss journey.
Badmus who often speaks on body positivity, however, said that her plan is not being too slim but rather fit and sexy.
I didn’t initially decide to go on a weight loss journey, it chose me. It all started when I put up a post a while back about weight loss companies using slim people to promote their products and services.”