Finally!!The Revolution Begins
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Happy Easter All 🐇 it's good to finally be back on hive after a few months off 🤗🤗 and what better time to return than in time to share easter with hive community 😘!!!
For everyone celebrating the sacrifices our savior made for us, laying down his life and also our joy in the fact that even in death the grave was unable to hold him captive HAPPY EASTER 🥳🎉 HE IS RISEN!!!
So today I decided to share with you all something that happened recently here in Nigeria.
Unfortunately what am talking about is something that happened and although there was no happy ending for the party directly involved but the aftermath of this incident has started a reform in such a massive way that a lot of others in similar situations are able to speak out and get the help that they need.
There was this female singer ( a gospel artist by name Osinachi), Her voice was so powerful that she was actually nicknamed #VoiceOfFire.
I was chanced once to be in a program where she was invited to minister in songs and that experience till date remains vivid in my mind because it truely was one of the most spiritually charged atmospheres I had ever been in and I remember shading tears during the worship,(don't ask me why because even I can't explain it.
This songstress was loved and admired by not just the country but an entire continent.
Besides being a singer she was also a wife and a mother to 4 beautiful kids who at 42 was already a legend of Christendom.
On April 8th, 2022 the entire country was shocked when the news broke that this shining light was no more.
The report was that she had been admitted to the hospital for about a week and she had died due to complications from throat cancer.
The entire country was in pain at her loss because it was just as unpleasant as it was unexpected.
But not everything is what it seemed.
It turns out that the statement released by the late singer's husband was a ruse, she never had cancer of any form and neither was she terminally ill in the past.
So this beautiful soul who came across to all of us as having the perfect life not just because of her talent and fame but also the illusion portrayed of a perfect family with a doting husband and cute kids, was in truth living in misery day in and day out.
Her husband Peter who was also a pastor as well as her manager (yep!! That's one devoted multitasker) had been abusing and extorting this lady for years.
The truth came that Peter was always the one who collects whatever love offerings (cash) made available to the singer whenever she traveled for ministrations for himself, he decided where she goes and basically what she did with her talent and as a person.
He restricted her from using the CARS bought with her hard earned cash and when she goes out alone she has to make use of public transportations.
The eldest son recalled an incident when the entire family was in the car returning from church one day and the father got angry and ordered their mom out of the car and told her to walk back home while he drove off with the kids.
The child admitted where they left their mom was a long distance from home and even her bag was left behind in the car so that day it took hours before she finally arrived home.
Now all of this was just the tip of one nasty iceberg.
It got worse when the boy admitted that his father would always humiliate and hit his mom in front of him and his younger siblings and like that wasn't enough he even told his sons that it was...
"𝙊𝙠𝙖𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙩 𝙖 𝙬𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙠𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙞𝙣 𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚" talk about gross 🤐.
So further he said sometimes his father would hit his mom with his fists, at other times with a belt and just about anything else he could lay hands on he uses as a weapon on her and add to that fact his dad was also fond of stripping her naked as a form of humiliation before their very own children.
Yeah I know what your thinking at this point and believe me even I asked the very same question,
"🇼 🇭 🇾 🇸 🇹 🇦 🇾 ?"
An interview with a close friend of the late singer answered this question.
The friend admitted to knowing the songstress has been going through domestic violence for year's had advised the songstress to leave the marriage and save herself but the late singer had replied that
"𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙙𝙞𝙫𝙤𝙧𝙘𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙪𝙨𝙗𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙥𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙧𝙮.
𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙥𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧 𝙝𝙖𝙙 𝙩𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙠𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙤𝙣 𝙥𝙧𝙖𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙪𝙨𝙗𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚"
The pastor came out later to say he was 𝙉𝙊𝙏 aware that she had been a victim all these years 🤦♀️ because he was never told and he only found out after her death 🤷♀️.
Not certain if I completely believe that but there is one thing I am sure of and that was that the ministry was strongly against the idea of divorce as was made evident when a few past messages from the pastor's wife were bought up where she made it clear that
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𝙎𝙊 𝙒𝙃𝘼𝙏 𝙍𝙀𝘼𝙇𝙇𝙔 𝙃𝘼𝙋𝙋𝙀𝙉𝙀𝘿 𝙏𝙊 𝙃𝙀𝙍?
What happened was that her husband physically abused her like he normally did only this time he ended up stomping her chest causing her to pass out, although the doctors tried to resuscitate her when she was rushed to the hospital her internal injuries were so severe that they were unable to save her life.
After the news broke that the songstress had suffered domestic violence for years that eventually claimed her life, a lot of attention has been raised on this issue with a lot of people insisting religious bodies make it clear to their congregation by letting them know it is 𝙊𝙆𝘼𝙔 to walk away.
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Many individuals and cooperative bodies have taken it upon themselves to create awareness and put in place resources to help other individuals going domestic violence as by offering counseling, assistance, and a way forward for survivors to rebuild their lives and move forward saving their own lives.
Today a lot of women are speaking up now and seeking help and It is such a truly amazing revolution right now that I can't help but be proud of what this amazing woman accomplished not just while she was alive but even in her death as well.
It is painful that it took a death to bring this level of awareness to an issue that was always viewed as a norm in this society but at least the late singer 𝙊𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞 would be remembered for giving hope to so many women.
As Christians isn't the goal to live a life molded after the lord?
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My problem isn't religion but rather the zombie mindset they want us to adapt to follow every and any doctrine or decisions taken by our religious leaders as the only truth that we must conform with.
As we celebrate the greatest gift our heavenly father gave us this season,let us also not forget that we owe it to ourselves to live the best life we possibly can irrespective of what ANYONE thinks ✌ 𝙋𝙪𝙩 𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝙁𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩.
This is a call to say 🇳 🇴 to any and every form of abuse!!!, NEVER SETTLE FOR LESS.
And finally before I sign off 😇😇😇 dinner is served, let's eat.
Photo is mine,taken with my phone.
Thanks for taking time out to visit, enjoy the rest of your day.
Quite a sad story princess. on a personal note I myself would say that if a domestic abuse has been happening thw wife should leave regardless of what conviction it is. Life preservation still.
My point precisely 💯 there is really no reason to stay in such a toxic relationship for so long thinking the person would change for the better, if he was going to change he would have done so ages ago, Its just sad she had to end like this but at lest now more women are speaking up which is a good thing.
Thank you so much for stopping by and also for the boost 🤗 have a great day.
That is so sad. Behind closed doors …. Is a thing. And a belief and a pastor would not have been a problem at all. Violence is and always is. We are all equal and need to act that way.
Love the food and the rice is so nice in a pile hahaha
Happy Tuesday dear and Easter is a time to reflect
It's so sad that in this day and age people still blindly follow the instructions of others to their personal detriment, I can't imagine someone telling me at this point to remain in a toxic relationship and hope for the best then me listening and following such advice smh but unfortunately a lot of women are still subjecting themselves to ill-treatments daily based on a hope for the future which is sad.
Glad you enjoyed the dinner 😄😄😄 thank you so much for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day.
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A sad story to remember
Popped in via @dreemport
Indeed a terrible story but one that has opened a lot of eyes to the dangers of enduring domestic violence in silence, victims are speaking out now and we can't be happier for this current situation of things.
i agree.. never settle for less and always speak up when you are being abuse.
#dreemport brought me here
Bless you 🙏 and luckily a lot of victims are learning to do just that today and I couldn't be happier.
Thank you so much for stopping by and interacting with the post 👍 have an awesome weekend
It's sad all she had to go through and it's well misunderstood what that quote means. To stay and fight doesn't mean you should endure crime and I'm sure the pastor would not have supported what she was going through had he been informed. Too sad that many women carry marriage on their head and are later blamed for it in the end.
Her husband deserves hell! What a pig!
My Dear it's this society we are raised in, our mothers and even they're mothers experienced various forms of domestic violence in their marriages and they always choose to stay rather than fight for their freedom smh but luckily for our generation we are learning to say NO and to put ourselves first which is such a welcome development,it's about time.
As for that husband of hers who cut short her life, the entire country is watching to see him get what he deserves
Thanks so much for stopping by, have an awesome week.
I am so sorry to hear about this tragic incident. I am glad though that something good is coming from it.
I cannot think that God would expect any lady to remain under such circumstances. And I agree with you that we shouldn't follow "religion" as set out by men, but we should rather seek a personal relationship with God, who is a loving Father.
Thank you for sharing this with us. I take it the so-called husband (I can think of many other things to call him) will be brought to justice?
It certainly is a tragedy but at least one with a positive ripple effect that is saving a lot of lives today.
Christianity is a religion founded on the principles of love so having a pastor advise a member to continue enduring domestic violence because the church is against divorce 🤷♀️ I mean what part of that expresses love.
Yeah, the beast of a husband is currently under arrest and in jail awaiting the result of the police autopsy before the case goes to court.
That is good to hear!
I'm so mad right now. Why would you listen to your pastor in such situation? Suffering in silence and not walking away because your pastor told you to be patient and not to walk away?.. This is just too bad... Where is the pastor now that she is gone? We should understand that we must not do everything the pastor ask us to do especially when it's all about life and death. This is really sad.
I'm glad the awareness is becoming more popular now. I pray this abuse of a thing comes to an end soon..
@dreemport directed me to your post
Just imagine that, having a pastor advise you to continue getting abused all in the name of being a married Christian woman? I don't think I would be able to take such advice myself, no way because unfortunately today she is dead but the pastor and his wife the advisers are living free and happy today.
I can't be more grateful for the awareness this issue is creating at least it is saving other victims from ending up like her.
Thanks so much for stopping by and interacting with my post 🙏 have an awesome weekend.
I wrote a post sometime ago when a woman refused to do a CS because she was having difficulty giving birth. The pastor's wife asked her to wait that she was coming but the doctor was pleading with her that she has to do the CS at that moment if she wants the baby to live. She still maintained her stand that she must wait for her pastor wife to come and by the time the pastor wife came, the baby was already dead.
Foolishness in the highest order. May God help us..
Just imagine 🙄 that was the same thing that happened with the other little boy Sylvester that lead to his death, they went to pick the boy from school and found him badly bruised and bleeding from his gum but instead of taking the child to the hospital they took him home and were praying for him while the boy kept crying in pain simply because in the church the parents attend it's not allowed to get treated in hospitals.
A lot of us have been brainwashed by these restrictions placed all in the name of religion and it's time we start learning to question some of these commands.
So sad.. Can you just imagine? What's our world turning into? This has to stop.. People need to be more sensitized about all these so as not to fall victims.
Let's just be wise..
Oh no!! I'm I permittedto digress? 🥺
That dinner sure looks delicious 😋
Can I have the fish? 🤲
I am sorry about Osinachi 😔
Osinachi would be missed for years to come not just for being such a blessing to so many lives with her gift but also set a lot of victims free with her death.
You are 101% allowed to digress 😉 if I knew you wanted a piece of the dinner would have packaged you're and sent it over 🤣🤣 thanks for stopping by, have an awesome weekend.
Happy Easter My Dear May Jesus Christ Live our Sins , sorrows and disappointments and rise up with Joy, Long Life and Prosperity and Favours.
Am a Nigerian and this story is really painful. May her Soul Continue to Rest in Peace Great singer
Saw your post curated on @dreemport
And a belated easter to you too sist 🙏 thank you so much for taking the time out to interact with my post dear and I'm right there with you, the pain of her death is still so fresh but at lest we can be thankful that her story is making a lot of victims speak out which is no doubt going to prevent a lot more casualty.
It's really painful 😖
You are welcome My Dear
Happy Easter, domestic violence is not to be appreciated or endured by anyone, irrespective of the gender. Nice post @princessj190
It's been a while though...
Can't want for your next dream Destination
So true!!! No body should ever have to put up with domestic violence of any kind no matter the gender,I'm just glad this issue is recieving the attention it needs now and so many people are speaking up.
Thank you so much for stopping by my friend 🤗 actually haven't been on hive in a couple of months and this is my first post since returning 😁
I noticed that, I r been checking for a while now, and didn't see any dream Destination post, so I checked again and say your reply to a person few days ago, I was exited that you were back.. welcome back @princessj190
Thank you so much for checking up on me 🤗🤗 its good to be back.