26th May, 2022
Nollywood actress, Iretiola Doyle has narrated how her colleague in the movie industry, Adesua Etomi-Wellington saved her younger daughter from bullying at school.
In a post she shared on Thursday, via her Instagram page, Doyle said that her daughter was being bullied because she won a position on the Students Council.
According to her, Adesua’s presence in her daughter’s school, holding hands with her and waving to other students, sent a subtle message/warning to the bullies.
She wrote; “*NOT SO RANDOM STORY: Sooo sisi kekere (can I still refer to her like that?
“It took a whole summer of convincing, but I finally caved in – do not underestimate @jemiyodoyle once she’s set her mind on a thing.
“Anyways, she arrives, bright and bubbly eager to take on new territory and blossom, which she did. Within months of arriving she vied for and won a position on the Students Council.
“Apparently, that’s not allowed. “You cannot just arrive here and begin to “shine” without “permission”. Oh, the bullying was aggressive! And most of the time, she would beg me not to step in, determined to make her way.
“Anyways Mrs Wellington heard about the goings-on and said “Auntie, I’m going to go pick Jem up from school one day”… I said OK.
“On the said day, she asked me to sit in the car. It took longer than usual. @adesuaetomi didn’t just “pick” her from school…she took her time to stroll around the school compound with her arm around Jemiyo, waving at the students who had become dumbstruck.
“The message was clear: “This is my Beloved, thou shall not touch”. Suffice to say the bullying died down significantly from that day – true star power.
“Jem has kolobied many of my friends, who have poured into her…some for a season, for some, just a brush…you have no idea how powerful just one brush from the right person is in molding a young mind.
“It truly takes a village…the 3 people captured here represent mine. To everyone who has ever touched Jem’s life positively…THANK YOU.
“I also want to thank the multitude of my online village too, for your warm wishes and prayers…Omo a ye gbogbo wa, a o ni se ti, ni oruko Jesu!” she concluded.