Growing up I felt men were monsters – Ifu Ennada

Unlike many ladies who will do everything possible to get the attention of the man they fancy, BBNaija’s Ifu Ennada is the exact opposite and puts in a lot of effort into protecting her space and her mind from ‘monsters’.

In a recent post shared on her Instagram page, the serial entrepreneur stated that she has blocked her mind from men because she always felt they were monsters owing to the type of environment she grew up in.

“My people I think I legit need redemption. So this just happened that from my balcony I saw a shirtless hot guy and went “oh my goodness, this guy is sweet” I started thinking of the things that could be, but in that same breath I quickly said “abeg nothing dey there jare, dis one go be like the rest.” When I went back inside I reflected on my actions and just marveled at how far I’ve come in blocking men out of my life. Do you know that sometimes I imagine myself having kids through a surrogate just so that I don’t disrupt my life and future with the problems that come with being in a relationship with a man? But can anyone really blame me? I grew to watching and hearing countless news of 72 year old men raping 3yrs old girls and getting away with it. Sadly, this is still a norm in my country. I grew up in an environment where men beat their wives for no reason just to prove a point. I still can’t tell what the point is. I have suffered a variety of abuse in the hands of relatives, a former employer and even people I trusted. As a young child everywhere I looked, the society made it seem like only men had the power to make wealth and even the women didn’t help. So how can anyone even blame me for the way that I am? Growing up I felt men were monsters, it also didn’t help that the government was/is run by mostly men who have everything but good thoughts for Nigeria, so I was a very messed up kid even though I was/am a bright star. I was a rebel. I have been trying to make adjustments but I don’t think my redemption will happen in one day,” she wrote.


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