5 Things that Should Matter Today: #BBNaija star and rape survivor BamBam is proving we can overcome rape stigma

Big Brother Naija alum and actress Bamike Olawunmi aka BamBam was the latest celebrity guest on NdaniTV’s 37 Questions, and frankly the interview was seamless fun from the moment she walked into the clothing store and browsing through clothes. There’s a certain quirky charm to BamBam which I’m only just noticing, so quietly confident in herself as she breezes through the questions like the name of high school crush, how many countries she’s travelled to and her fashion style.

That said, the only bit of sourness in the interview was when she was asked about a life experience she would change if she had the power, for which she revealed that she was raped when she was younger and never told her family about it until later. Rape and sexual harassment has been a burning cultural topic for a month now, sparked by the fresh rape accusation against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo. It’s worth mentioning that this isn’t the first time BamBam has revealed that she was raped, and what this continues to show, at least seemingly, is that she isn’t bothered anymore by the stigma attached to her experience.

Many rape survivors are still unable to talk about their experience because of how it makes them feel – the unresolved trauma festering from the ordeal and what people would think of them. Lovely to see BamBam showing the strength that many wish they had, and being an inspiration in the process.

Two more housemates Enkay and Joe join the ”Big Brother Naija” house

Look, there’s only one expression that captures the new housemates offloaded into the house last night, and it came from Mercy.

It’s the twist in that Big Brother promised, making a total of four new housemates including Elo and Venita that came in on Tuesday. The housemates have sort of disrupted the dynamic in the house, sparking conversations online and it will be interesting to see how they adapt.

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From the official 10-man shortlist that FIFA announced for the Best Men’s Player 2019, Liverpool stars and African players, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane made the cut. The rest don’t matter. The Premier League will gloriously return this weekend and these two players will be on fire again.

Buhari wants to tweak the military to combat insecurity

President Buhari on Wednesday hinted on possible changes in the nation’s security architecture with a view to reinvigorate and it in the ongoing fight against terrorism and violent crimes in the country. What there’s not to love?

Boko Haram has killed over 27,000 civilians in 10 years

10 years since the crisis of Boko Haram started in Northern Nigeria and became one of the world’s dangerous terrorist group, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon revealed on Wednesday that Boko Haram insurgents have killed over 27,000 civilians since 2019.






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