BBNaija: Granny told my mum to abort me, Angel recounts ordeal

BBNaija: Granny told my mum to abort me, Angel recounts ordeal

Controversial Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Angel, gave a heart-rending narration of how her mother almost aborted her after she was subjected to mental and emotional torture for getting pregnant at age 16.

The writer and poet made this known on Thursday during a team presentation of an artwork that depicts being "unbeatable".

She recalled that it was an era when people slut-shame girls who gave birth out of wedlock.

According to Angel, the shame was too much for her teenage mum who was just 16 years when she conceived her.

"As some people know, my mum had me when she was pretty young when she was 16 years old and about to go into college.

"When she got pregnant for me, she thought she could handle it. I mean, it's just a baby right? She was happy. Thus the yellow here at the beginning of the artwork."

Angel continued, "She was happy to have me regardless of the age. She tells my granny, 'oh mummy I'm pregnant' but my granny goes 'what will people say? You're a woman, a young woman. You should be in college. You should be entering university like your mate, why would you want to keep a baby?'

"So my granny tells her, 'you're going to get an abortion.' That's what she said.
"My mum decided to go for the abortion but unfortunately, I remained. So now she's thinking about the different things that's going to happen.

"During that process, there was a lot of slut-shaming. 'You're 16 years and you're pregnant', which is what most women go through. There was a lot of hurdles that she had to face."

At this point in her narration, her teammate, Saga, was already in tears.

She ended her presentation by stating that her mother pushed through hurdles and her being in BBNaija at 21 years is a sign that her mother did something right.

Her presentation made the housemates emotional and they all came to her with hugs and few had tears welling up their eyes.

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