Nollywood actress and one of the most recognized face in Funke Akindele-Bello’s comic series, ‘Jenifa’s
Diaries’, Olayode Juliana, popularly known as Toyo Baby has unvieled how she lost her dignity to a married man at the age of 17 claimed to be her teacher in school.
The actress revealed this in a book she entitled “Rebirth.”
She wrote, “The day finally came. He wanted to move the date because he was expecting some money that he wanted to use to pay for a good hotel, but moving it would mean my mum back from church.
“So, he settled for a cheap hotel. I still remember the smell of cigarette that filled the room. I hated the smell of alcohol and cigarette; I still do.
“We had to wait at the reception for the room to be cleaned and aired.
“So, we went back into the room, and it happened. It was a painful experience for me.
“I cried at different points and he kept apologising, begging me to keep my voice down lest they think he was raping me. He told me to relax and bear the pain.
“In his words, ‘do not be a weak woman’. That got at me because I hated feeling or being treated as weak.
“I asked for a break. He tutored me some more and tried again until he finally got through. It was not anything like he had told me it would be.
“I saw no clouds, I made no sounds, I felt nothing special. It was painful all the way, but it was obvious he was satisfied.
“When he was done, I checked the bed for blood. I screamed! There was no blood! He told me that not all virgins saw blood.
“I was so confused, but chose to believe him anyway. Soon after, he slept, and I was there crying.
“Why didn’t I see blood? Even if not all virgins see blood, why should I be on that list? How would I tell the story of losing my virginity without blood? Who would believe me that I was actually a virgin?”