"Being Motherless Is Not An Excuse To Be Mannerless”- Nigerian Lawyer, Awele Slams Tacha

Published On: October 1, 2019, 12:27 pm
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CLARA JANCITA
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A Nigerian female lawyer, Awele Ideal, has debunked claims made by some Nigerians that the character portrayed by Tacha during her stay in the Big Brother Naija house is because she lost her mother at a tender age.

Awele in a post shared on her Instagram page, narrated how her mother abandoned her when she was seven months old and she had to the live with a torturous stepmother who made life a living hell for her.

She recounted how her stepmother would make her starve for days and how she resorted to eating their dog’s left over when she became hungry.

According to Awele, though the experience was nasty she was determined to become a loving person and eventualy bagged a degree in law.





Posting these photos of herself on Facebook, she wrote;

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“YOUR LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT….
Anytime I hear them say Tacha has no mother. I ask myself if that’s enough excuse to become unruly and mannerless?. Don’t get it twisted I’m not being judgemental. I just want to share a bit of my childhood story with you.
My Childhood…..
I was abandoned by my mother at the age of seven months (7months) with my father and stepmother. My stepmother was mean and not so nice to me, but I still called her “Mother” till tomorrow, cos she’s the only mother I knew, although she’s late (may God rest her soul). I endured all manner of maltreatments she meted at me. Sometimes I went hungry for days. She would so starve me that I would be seeing death. On one occasion, I was very hungry that I had to eat our dog’s leftover food. Our neighbor’s son caught me eating the dog’s leftover food (eba and egusi) and he told his mother who later that evening invited me to her house and asked me if what her son said was true.
I was so terrified that I begged her not to tell my step mother, because she will kill me if she knew that I ate the dog’s leftover instead of throwing it away. The woman wept and promised to give me food everyday without my stepmother’s knowledge, a promise she kept till we left the compound. As if starving me was not enough punishment, my Stepmother flogged me mercilessly until I would faint at times. She would also apply pepper in my honeypot, eyes, armpit and neck, tie me up and abandon me in one of the toilets for days without food. In fact, no week passed without pepper being applied on me for minor offenses a child could commit like failure not to wash clothes or dishes well, It wasn’t as if I stole or told a lie or fornicated. During these dark days of my life, I often prayed for death, but it never came.
Despite all these experiences, I was very bright academically and was loved and favored by God and people. I knew that the only way to escape was to achieve educational success, so I never joked with schooling.
So you see, I have every right to be hateful, bitter, jealous, arrogant, sad, negative and toxic but I chose not to. Rather I embraced positivity, kindness, peace and love. My life is beautiful. I am a happy person. I’m at peace with God. I am hardworking, beautiful and smart despite all I’ve been through and I have only Almighty God to thank for it. If I was able to subdue my demons then I believe everyone has the power to conquer his/her demons also”.



-- Baye77 Online (m) at 1-10-2019 12:52PM
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Wait, and the man that called himself your father was still in the same house with u while u are dog's left over meal??
I rest my case.
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-- fineboy77 (m) at 1-10-2019 01:37PM
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Quote from: Baye77 on  1-10-2019 12:52PM
Wait, and the man that called himself your father was still in the same house with u while u are dog's left over meal??
I rest my case.
Thats not the point here....,but we all know that some men could do that

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-- onyioben (m) at 1-10-2019 03:44PM
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Quote from: Baye77 on  1-10-2019 12:52PM
Wait, and the man that called himself your father was still in the same house with u while u are dog's left over meal??
I rest my case.
,,, you comment like a brainless being,, apart from her story, several cases of such is still happening till tomorrow without the concept of the man of the house,, comment like a reasonable adult or child. Social media even make everything obvious this daz, last month,a lady was arrested with a degree one maltreatment of a little girl and she is crying in the station and the husband was never aware of it till there neighbor informed police for her arrest.
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-- APRAAJAH (m) at 1-10-2019 03:59PM
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Thank you for sharing this with us.May continue to pick you among many and craft your dreams and days into HIS perfect plan.
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-- sweetypweety (f) at 1-10-2019 11:10PM
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Quote from: Baye77 on  1-10-2019 12:52PM
Wait, and the man that called himself your father was still in the same house with u while u are dog's left over meal??
I rest my case.
Pray u never meet an evil person only. There are women who do even worse things to their step children & d husband can't say peem.
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