Popular fashion entrepreneur, Toyin Lawani, also known as Tiannah, has shared a bitter experience that occurred during her childhood.
Lawani revealed that she was defiled by her uncle when she was 15-years-old.
The fashion icon spoke on the dire event during an interview with Chude Jidenowo.
She explained that she could not tell her mother, instead, told one of her aunts.
Lawani said: “I got raped by my uncle when I was 15-years and I had to go to my grandmother’s place in Ibadan. I didn’t tell my mother but had to tell one of my aunties.
“My mum was so disappointed and hurt. She could not take it.”
She explained that the experience is the reason she is protective towards her children.
She said: “I don’t trust no one and this is the reason I’m so strict with the kids.
“Nobody can come close to my children anyhow, you can’t trust anyone, even your brothers and sisters.
“I lost my innocence at a very young age and I hated my mum so much for it because she wasn’t there for me; she was always at work it traumatised me but now I understand.“