Victoria Inyama, a veteran Nollywood actress, has shared her views on domestic violence and other forms of abuses in Nigeria.
According to Inyama, abuse is normal in Nigeria and its a continuous thing from generation to generation. This she said is because children who grow up in a violent home will do the same when they grow up.
“Violence in home/society in Nigeria is a Norm.. Domestic violence in Nigeria is a norm, Violence is their confirmed form of ‘communication ‘…… l just feel sorry for the children growing up in a violent toxic home! The circle of Abuse continues …..
Children bred in an abusive home are 70/100 become Abusers. They mirror their childhood memories .. in their Adulthood……Who is the child’s Role Model…… The Abuser NEVER CHANGES….They only try to change their PATTERN”
Earlier this year, the actress advised Nigerian women to dress appropriately to avoid getting raped.
Inyama in a video shared on her Instagram page, said it is obvious the Nigerian government isn’t ready to fix a penalty to rape crime and so to avoid being a victim of rape, ladies should endeavor to dress appropriately so they do not “trigger” the perpetrators of rape crimes.
Sharing the video she wrote;
”Appropriate Dressing & Comportment
It’s obvious to me that the Nigerian government is not really ready to put a fixed penalty to Rape and so l beg my ladies (minus the minors or aged victims) to plsssss dress in appropriate clothing so as to reduce the trigger for the perpetrators……A lot of these Perpetrators have underlying mental health issues & being around them in certain clothing is a trigger…..sadly the victim still gets to be shamed & ridiculed, so since this government is Not ready to do much, it would be wise to safeguard yourself.
Yes it’s not about the dressing some will say & compare with Europe & America but remember they take Rape cases seriously unlike Nigerian…..Think about it” she wrote