‘The Youth Will Sell Their Souls For Money’ – Yul Edochie

Yul Edochie has taken to social media to share his thoughts about why the older generation continue to stay in power in Nigeria.
The actor shared his thoughts on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter. In the tweet, he stated that despite what people believe the old generation would like to hand over power to the youth.
Edochie noted that even though they would like to hand over to the youth, they are not ready. He said the old generation always sees the youth insulting each other on social media.
In the tweet, he said the youth cannot stand together and fight for anything. He claimed that the youth can sell their souls for money.

Contrary to what you think, the old guys in power are constantly looking for youths to hand over to.But what they see is youths insulting each other on social media, who can’t stand together & fight for anything, youths who’ll sell their souls for money.They hardly see Leaders.
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie) April 19, 2020

Shame On You For Thinking It Is Okay to Sexualize Children

As of 2017, 44% of girls in Nigeria were married before their 18th birthday and 18% were married before the age of 15.
Child marriage is most common in the North West and North East of Nigeria, where 68% and 57% of women aged 20-49 were married before their 18th birthday.
A 2017 World Bank study estimates that child marriage costs Nigeria USD7.6 billion in lost earnings and productivity every year.
In the world, 12 million girls are married off before the age of 18, each year, and over 650 million women alive today were married as children.
The major reason why, even in today’s world, child marriage is still prevalent is because humans have developed and sustained the habit of sexualising women, right from when they are young. In the olden days – even up until now – the world waits for women to be ‘ripe’, so that their ‘flower’ can be plucked.
Most culture permits women to be married off once they start their menstruation. To them, menstruation is a sign of maturity. A sign that she is ‘ripe’.
Today, the world has, to an extent, kicked – and is still kicking – against child marriage, sexual harassment and violence. But are we making any progress?
Almost every woman in the world has one story or another when it comes to sexual harassment and assault. An average female child is already exposed to sexual harassment before she learns how to navigate this world and build a name for herself.
From that uncle who loves to carry you on his laps so he can slip a finger or two into your vagina, to that neighbour who is constantly friendly with you because he wants to press your growing breasts. That Mallam, Alfa, Pastor, that over-disciplined physics teacher in school, that daddy’s best friend whose eyes are always darting whenever you are around – everyone is a potential rapist and a risk to young women.
From religions that encourage women to be married off once they ‘see’ their first period, to cultures that believe a woman’s place is in her ‘husband’s house’, a young growing lady seems to have the whole world against her when it comes to her sexuality.
This is 2020 and just as the world keeps gunning for the liberality of women and the non-sexualisation of women’s (especially young women) body, some men have crawled out of their holes to salivate and show their perverse side when Yul Edochie celebrated his 15-year-old daughter on Twitter.

Happy 15th Birthday to my 1st child, my daughter.Danielle Chidubem Yul-Edochie.May the Almighty God be with you always.You shall be 10 times greater than your father.Amen! pic.twitter.com/Lw6FuoeAJ7
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie) April 10, 2020

How much is her bride prize sir🙏
I’m 19
— kiss (@YoungkissTurner) April 10, 2020

Happy birthday to your Danielle…
Thank God say i never marry yet
— rickmani (@DanielKennis) April 11, 2020

Am coming to marry her in-law
— spanix (@Ekulide2) April 10, 2020

Birthday blessings to you dear. Sir if you can use her as giveaway for me I will be very grateful 😂😂
— Gideon Chinonso (@GiddyupKiss) April 10, 2020

Stay on your intensive care for now, at least 2 or 3 more years you’ll be out and ready to collect.
— MaxProdigy (@Joekhalifa_Blaz) April 10, 2020

See her innocent smile like say she no Dey collect or chop pesin mouth… Bring her to the movie industry and see the next Ned Nwoko
— Blazing iMax 🔥 (@official_maxwin) April 11, 2020

Give me your daughter to marry nau
— MAN OF GOD (@HeartOfGod_LOVE) April 11, 2020

Happy birthday to her more years to come in good health and happiness.. 15 years.. Wow 3 more years to go.. Patiently waiting
— @johntubi (@johntubi1) April 11, 2020

Success Wada claims to be an ‘advocate for unity and equality’, yet, he wants to marry a 15-year-old girl.

From those who saw a good flower to those who believe the ‘fruit is already ripe’.

Everything you see here is a sneak peak into the life and reality of young women. Being a teenage girl in Nigeria, in Africa and every other part of the world means having a long queue of men waiting to seize any opportunity to harass you sexually. To them, you are just a flower they are waiting to pluck.
If Yul Edochie had posted the photo of his son at 15, it wouldn’t have attracted this kind of comments. This shows that people still believe it is okay to sexualise a young woman, a teenager who is barely finding her place in this world.
The men spewing trash under Yul Edochie’s tweet live among us; they are our fathers, brothers, friends, uncles, colleagues, teachers, neighbours, clients. We live with them, we gist with them. We know them. They are not aliens who dropped from the clouds. These are the kinds of people we entrust our kids with.
Moving forward?
Although we live in a world where feminists , and women in general, receive a lot of bashing and are being accused of being ‘anti-men’, these tweets have again proved that we must never stop talking about sexual assault. We must also match our words with actions and ensure that we fight pedophiles and sexual offenders with everything we’ve got.
As Nigerians, we also need to do away with covering up sexual offenders because they are our friends or family. If your brother or sister rape someone and you cover him/her up, you are no better than a rapist.
If you are one of those who chant “let’s leave them for God” when someone you know sexually assaults another person. Then you are no better.
When sexual offences – and yes, that includes tweets as the above – are matched with grave consequences, people will be better behaved.
As a Parent?
See, we live in a ‘terrible’ world, so you have to protect your kids. Note that it’s not the same as being overprotective. One way to protect your kids from sexual assault is to create an environment where they can easily talk to you and open up. A lot of sexually harassed kids cannot talk to their parents, and then the harassment goes on for years.
Create that environment where your kids can easily walk up to you and let you know about that uncle or aunty that is touching them inappropriately and threatening them.
Parents need to also give their kids proper sex education, make them understand what constitutes as sexual harassment or assault.
At the end of the day, you and everyone in the society have a role to play in curtailing sexual harassment. Stop “leaving it for God”. Don’t say “ehn, it has happened, it has happened, God knows best”. Don’t tell the victim to forgive and forget or “let go”.
Let’s all ensure that we stand up against sexual assault and violence.
If you know of any sexual harassment case, you can call any of these numbers:

Or reach out to WARIF.
One more thing:
When next you are tempted to conclude that rape and sexual assault occurs because women are “indecently dressed”, remember that Yul Edochie’s 15-year-old daughter was covered up in that photo, yet many men still sexualised her.
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Nigerians won’t Tolerate Anyone Sexualizing Yul Edochie’s 15-Year-Old Daughter

On Friday, Yul Edochie’s daughter, Danielle, clocked 15 years and her dad took to Twitter to celebrate his beautiful daughter on her special day.
He shared a photo of her, with the caption:
Happy 15th Birthday to my 1st child, my daughter. Danielle Chidubem Yul-Edochie. May the Almighty God be with you always. You shall be 10 times greater than your father. Amen!

Happy 15th Birthday to my 1st child, my daughter.Danielle Chidubem Yul-Edochie.May the Almighty God be with you always.You shall be 10 times greater than your father.Amen! pic.twitter.com/Lw6FuoeAJ7
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie) April 10, 2020

A few minutes later, some Twitter users dropped inappropriate comments about his daughter, and trust Nigerians, they proved they’ve got zero-tolerance for any form of sexual harassment.
Yes, that’s why “She’s 15” is currently trending.
Here’s how Nigerians are saying NO to sexual harassment:

Pedophiles are online today but we won’t rest until we flush them out and step on them
She’s 15, she can be your younger sisterShe’s 15, she can be your daughter
She’s 15, that’s below the age of consentShe’s below 18, she’s below the age of consent
Aye gbogbo yin ma baje ni
— Lola Okunrin (@lollypeezle) April 11, 2020

The comments on this post clearly shows that some men are pedophiles in human clothing. She’s 15 …. awon eleribu gbogbo https://t.co/4p2L7Rm5B5
— Jokeh Rose🌹 (@razor_mouth) April 11, 2020

Girls grow up knowing sexual harassment before they can even discover their sexuality. And in the middle of that being slut shamed for an act done to them by men who should know better. She’s 15 ! A 15 year old that hasn’t even started tackling life, you’re already lusting over ?
— ebele. (@ebelee_) April 11, 2020

Yul Edochie celebrated his daughter’s birthday on here yesterday. She’s 15 year old and here are some disgusting Nigerian men channeling out their inner pedophilia prowess in the comments 🤮🤮☹️.
Men will disgrace you. 😪 pic.twitter.com/oPJjpepzLM
— MBrown (@__irigo) April 11, 2020

If she’s 15, but brain is like 25,LEAVE HER ALONE.
If she’s 15, but body is like Ini Edo,LEAVE HER ALONE.
If she’s 15, but in Unilag,LEAVE HER ALONE.
If she’s 15, but she came to you herself,LEAVE HER ALONE.
If she’s 15, there’s NO excuse at all, Just #LeaveHerAlone pls.
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🛂 (@DrOlufunmilayo) April 11, 2020

She’s 15! Even if she looks 20, it doesn’t change the fact that she’s still 15. That means she’s MINOR, a CHILD How do you comfortably sexualize a child?
— Mayowa Olagunju ❁ (@iam_doctormayor) April 11, 2020

She’s 15 and you say tinz like “It doesn’t mean, she looks older than her age””This babe is so hot””Is she still a virgin” “She is almost ripe” “I will like to marry her” “Can u please share her handle”
You a big disgrace,No can’t defend these statements however you try
— lamar moses 🏵️ (@BienoseMoses) April 11, 2020

If she’s 15, 16, and 17+ but not 18 then she’s a minor.
Even if she’s brilliant, and wiser than her age, you have no right to engage her or indulge her in anything intimate.
This is about conscience, law, and being humane.. Please 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/0QOKTsDfjK
— Majek Fashek (@ij_kush) April 11, 2020

I’ve seen a lot of girls look 28 in their 15s, she cute right? Yeah but She’s 15 brah, It’s a no-go area. Treat her like her age and not the look. It’s an age most of them find it hard to make self decisions, don’t take advantage of her and she’d remember & be thankful tomorrow.
— BrezzIsLife (@jayythedope) April 11, 2020

Why are men sexual using a 15 year old ffs ??? She’s 15 ?? What are you guys seeing in a 15 year old ? What happened to your mates ? Sick humans https://t.co/jRze9Dlg0j
— ebele. (@ebelee_) April 11, 2020

See how people are lusting over this 15 years old girl, and it is clearly stated that She’s 15, is it not pathetic how we reason in this country, later you people will say only North perform this immoral act, hypocrite ni gbogbo wa 😞 https://t.co/Ioxs8eP5gs pic.twitter.com/1h2RGSrEQE
— Mr Common Sense (@Akmonabiodun) April 11, 2020

Just look at some men showing their shamelessness in the replies of Yul Edochie’s birthday wish to his daughter. Wtf, she’s 15 for God’s sake!
— Iseunife The First (@Shawnifee) April 11, 2020

Why are you looking at a 15 year old girl with a lustful eyes, knowing fully well she’s 15 years old.
— Uncle Deji (@Blackshadie) April 11, 2020

She’s 15
The comments are irritating. One even made a comment about giving eulogy if someone says he wants to marry her at this age. Child marriage and paedophilia signs. Please learn to keep children out of your sexual fantasies…LET CHILDREN BE CHILDREN #YSMANG https://t.co/ypfCuBPkfB
— «•ATINUKE 👑•» (@LadyGrasha) April 11, 2020

The fact that She’s 15 ,I mean @YulEdochie’s daughter shd have given those paedophiles reasons to back but NO they kept going and going, dropping Jaw Dropping sexual lines that wld make their mums scream in utter disgust.I know we play a lot but not when it comes to kids pls 🙏
— AURA❤️COOL (@TWEETORACLE) April 11, 2020

Photo Credit: YulEdochie
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