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Toyin Lawani recounts how she aborted her first pregnancy at 15

Popular fashion designer, Toyin Lawani, has recounted how she was sexually bullied and raped by an uncle as a teenager.

She narrated her messy childhood experience in a recent chat with media personality, Chude Jideonwo.

According to the celebrity stylist, her uncle raped and bullied her to silence which led to her first pregnancy at the soft age of 15.

“When I was 15, I got raped by someone in my neighbourhood. And it was one of my uncles. And I couldn’t tell my mum,” she recalled.

She said she told one of her aunties who took her to Ibadan to abort the pregnancy.

“I opened up to one of my aunties. Aunty Bola. She’s late now. She took me to Ibadan. They tried to get rid of the pregnancy. It was the same time I had to get my admission to UNILAG,” she said.

“They had to take me to a hospital when the pregnancy was about five months already because I didn’t tell anyone. There was like a baby already and it was coming out on me. I got so sick.

“My mum was calling me to come back, asking why I was still at my grandma’s house. I went to get my admission and fainted on the premises. They took me to a hospital and my mum came. The doctor opened up to her.

“He said, ‘Your daughter was pregnant and we took it out.’ She couldn’t take it because I was so young and I didn’t tell her these things. The person was so close to our family. This is why I’m so strict with my kids.”

The Tiannah Place Empire boss claimed that because of her early experiences, she has grown to mistrust her family members when it comes to her children.

“I don’t trust anyone. Even your brothers and sisters. Anybody can betray you. I felt I lost my innocence to someone that was in the same house with us. You travel so much to feed your kids. My mum was always working,” Lawani said.

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