Comic, Basket Mouth has launched an announcement in response to being eliminated as an envoy for the European Union in Nigeria’s marketing campaign towards Sexual and Gender-Based mostly Violence.
The comic was one of many Nigerian celebrities who had been chosen to be advocates for the EU’s trigger on Sexual and Gender Based mostly Violence (SGBV).
Nonetheless there was an outrage on social media after the comic was revealed as one of many ambassadors. Twitter customers introduced up a 2014 joke he made about rape and mentioned he was not match to characterize girls and the problems they face.
He was eliminated following the outrage.
Reacting to his elimination, Basket Mouth launched an announcement on Instagram.
He shared a photograph collage of numerous girls, together with his daughter, his spouse, Busola Dakolo, and extra and wrote:
Virtually each morning within the blogs, on the information, there’s an image of a person sitting on the ground pleading, the caption is often within the line of ‘its the devils handwork’ and the subject is from underage defilement, rape or brutality towards a girl or minor. I dwell on this identical world with my most prized possessions my spouse, my two daughters, my sisters and ladies who’ve constructed me into the person I’m.
I used to be not too long ago offered a possibility to create consciousness on the efforts of the EU to carry assist to preventing this scourge, it was a no brainer for me. I refused any compensation for it and volunteered to lend my voice as a result of….its our combat, it’s not for the EU…its for my women’ future.
Sadly, a number of years in the past I shared up a Fb submit that I assumed was shedding gentle by way of humor to the entitled crude and really current behavioral patterns of some African males who equate spending to sexual favors, however I additionally realized then that ladies really must face this every day and its harrowing and I deeply apologized for it
I sincerely pray that this doesn’t take away from crucial combat of our lives….the combat to safe our future…as a result of the lady baby is our future. I strongly respect the EU for this superb platform to enhance our lot, so long as the message reaches the ears of those that want it, then it’s a win. To each girl – our moms, sisters, lovers, wives, crowns, supporters, prayer companions, basis, life…. thanks for being who you might be. So many occasions you sacrifice who you might be for a person to develop into who he needs to be. It’s time all of us love and and in addition assist you such as you do us….cos in your gentle, all of us shine