Big Brother Naija’Shine Ya Eye’ contestant, Angel shared a story about her birth in a chit-chat with her fellow housemates and she revealed that her mother almost got her aborted when she found out she was pregnant at a young age.
“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”, Angel shared.
“When she got pregnant for me, she thought she could handle it. I mean, it’s just a baby right? She was happy.
She was happy to have me regardless of my 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.” Angel continued.
“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 were a lot of hurdles that she had to face.” She added.
She ended her story 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.