Veteran actress Ireti Doyle has recollected how her junior colleague Adesua Etomi rescued her daughter Jemiyo from getting bullied at her school.
In a lengthy Instagram post on Thursday, the actress said that her daughter was being bullied aggressively at her new school for thriving and blossoming within weeks of gaining admission into the institution and when she tried to intervene Jemiyo refused to let her until Adesua stepped in and decided to help her daughter.
The 55-year-old shared a photo of Adesua saying, “*NOT SO RANDOM STORY. Sooo sisi kekere (can I still refer to her like that?) had just transferred to a new school having spent her entire academic career up to that point in one place. 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.”
She continued: “Oh the bullying was aggressive! And most of the time, she would beg me not to step in, determined to make her own 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 schl…she took her time to stroll round the schl 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!!!”
Reacting in the comment section of the post, Adesua wrote: “Awww mama. Please don’t mention. Sending tons of love to you and Jemiyo.”
Ireti’s daughter turned 18 on Wednesday.