My Mother Tried To Me, Says Angel
Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Angel, has revealed that her mother tried to abort her as an unborn child.
She made this known on Thursday during a team presentation of an artwork that depicts being “unbeatable”.
Speaking from a personal view, Angel shared the travails her mother had to go through as a result of teenage pregnancy.
Angel said, “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 of 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.