Nollywood actress Temitope Osoba has revealed a harrowing episode of sexual assault by a family member.
The rising Yoruba actress, who took a sabbatical from the profession, revealed in an interview with Biola Bayo on her talkshow, Talk to B, that she walked out of her ‘toxic’ grandmother’s house to live with her uncle. Unfortunately, things became worse for her, as her uncle sexually assaulted her and made advances on her.
According to her, the tragedy had some consequences for her profession, but she was able to recover and pick up the pieces of her life.
Elsewhere in the interview, Temitope revealed she suffered depression because of her inability to make ends meet. To make things worse, people were looking up to her and expecting her to be of financial help to them. She revealed that it got to a point, where she couldn’t bathe, brush, eat and sleep and was always putting the bible on her chest.
“My grandmother came one day and arrested me and I decided I didn’t want to stay with her, so they took me to my uncle’s house. I started living with him and he started making some advances towards me, trying to harass me sexually. And I told myself, I couldn’t go through this again.
The relationship affected my acting career to some extent, but I picked up back. 2022/2023, the Devil tried, but he didn’t win.
I suffered from depression because things became difficult for me, I couldn’t meet my needs, people were looking up to me and I wasn’t working. It got to a point that I couldn’t sleep, had to put the Bible on my chest before I could sleep peacefully cause I would always see something in the dark. I stopped functioning, couldn’t eat, brush, bathe, and all”.