This is a picture of a 12 year old child, working as a house help and severely
punished abused by her employer. I saw this report and i was heartbroken. I’ve thought about this system of hiring underage girls as house-helps for a while and I’ve often spoke about it on my radio show but i guess it’s time to start to write about it too.
I grew up with housemaids. Like over 70% of middle class Nigerian kids. As a young girl, i didn’t really pay much attention to how they came and went. Some were playmates and sisters i never had and we got along just fine. However, as i became older, and understood what it meant to be the help, i began to pay more attention to what was going on around me, especially in other families.
Some of these house-helps, were hired through a middle man or woman who had permission from the girl’s family, and negotiates her fees, taking a commission and remitting the balance to her parents.
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I love comedy shows. Because I love to laugh. I attend Naija comedy events not just for the jokes (80% of which I’ve heard before) but for the thrill of dressing up nicely and meeting other nicely dressed people and of course, “showing face” in one or two industry event.
Lately, even the thrill of dressing up is beginning to wan, with the increasingly distasteful, insensitive and sometimes downright offensive jokes the audience is being served.
Some of these shows are branded “family” shows and are sponsored by “family” brands. What this means is that minors can attend and certain values are expected to be promoted.
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Imagine if 4 million people who don’t know you and have never even met you voted you the world’s ugliest woman? And thousands of others give you tips on how you should kill yourself because according to them, you will be doing the world a favor?
All this and more happened to Lizzie Velasquez. She was born premature only 2 pounds and 10 ounces and has a condition that does not have a known diagnosis.
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