Timi Dakolo‘s wife Busola Dakolo‘s revelation in an interview with YNaija’s Chude Jideonwo that the senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Biodun Fatoyinbo abused her when she was just 17 and rounding off secondary school in Ilorin has spawned new revelations from other peeps on social media, including the singer Skales.
With the news of Busola Dakolo‘s revelations spilling on social media, Sakales, hitherto quiet, opened the cask of abuse in his family. He wasn’t abused as a kid – at least he made no such revelation – but the “Ego” mastermind revealed that his father abused his mother and he witnessed it all at age 5.
Skales further revealed that even with the abuse and the corresponding emotional turmoil, his mother never confided in anyone: “She never spoke up,” not even when his father, who he called a “madafaking nigga,” took another wife. Through all of this, Skales stayed with his mother
Skales‘s revelations elicited pity from many on Twitter, but he made it clear the tweet wasn’t meant to start a pity party but to highlight one of the tragedies in the society. He ended up saluting all the strong women who speak up and speak out.
He even addressed a note to Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, saying he never believed in his sermons. Check the thread below:
Skales‘s call that Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo be stopped from preaching on the pulpit today 30 June gained spectacular approbation. In fact it was reported Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo didn’t preach today but merely made an announcement as protesters massed at COZA‘s gate and the police fought to dispel them.
What are your thoughts on Skales‘s revelations and the abuse of women generally? Is there something the government has been overlooking? Are there loopholes in the law regarding abuse? You may join the conversation in the comment section below.