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DEAR TONTO DIKEH, ‘YOU’VE GIVEN HOPE TO WOMEN WHO ARE IN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS AND THINK THERE IS NO WAY OUT’…JESSICA SAFORO WRITES

Lots of alleged reports of domestic abusive are emanating after the once sweet marriage between Tonto Dikeh and her husband Churchill went soar.

With the Nigerian actress attributing the break up to her husband constant beating of her whiles the husband on the other hand also accuses her of being a drug addict and everything she says to be false.

She has since released photos of marks left as scars on her body after the several abuses.

Ghanaian radio presenter and host of transformation with JESS, Jessica Opare Saforo decided to pen down a long letter to Tonto Dikeh as part of her ways to motivate her to stay strong, she also showered praises on her for coming out boldly to speak on the abuses she suffered and not keeping it to herself like many women out there.

she ended her words with a prayer for Tonto and her son.

Read her letter below….

Dear Tonto Dikeh, (@tontolet)
You don’t know me but I just thought to send you a message this morning. I can’t say I understand what you are going through because the truth is I have never been in your shoes. I can only imagine what it would be like to be you right now. I must admit, we have all made mistakes and wrong decisions in our lives and may still be suffering the consequences of our actions.
I’m not a fan of Nigerian movies but I can say this…’ you just won my respect’. If indeed your story of abuse is true then, you have done what many people are terrified to do by opening up the way you did. I want to say thank you on behalf of all women who are going through abuse but can’t seem to find their voice. You have just demonstrated that it’s ok to speak up and women (or men really) no longer have to suffer in silence. Don’t worry about the people who are calling you names and accusing you of falsehoods. Neither should you worry about the self -righteous religious fanatics. Half of them wish they had the cojones to do what you did. Don’t try to prove yourself to anyone cos the truth is people really don’t care, they are mostly just curious. This morning I woke up and had an urge to say a prayer for you and for your son. My prayer is simple. ‘ May God give you strength to continue to fight your battles, may He give you an additional day of joy whenever you shed tears and may your son be protected from all the negativity in the world and from the mouths of vipers’. You are who YOU say you are. Don’t let the world define you. Sleep easy, knowing that you just saved souls living in anguish and in shame. You’ve given hope to women who are in abusive relationships and think there is no way out. Truth is… there ALWAYS is. We may not be there today and we know that this battle will be a long uphill one. Continue to stand up for yourself because you will inadvertently be standing up for people who are being abused.

The truth is, this post is really not about Tonto at all but is about every woman or man living in abusive marriages and relationships. You shouldn’t stay mute. Always speak UP.

 

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