Big Brother Naija reality star, Alex Asogwa, a.k.a Alex Unusual has expressed concerns over the prevalent cases of bullying, especially among children, urging victims to speak out.
Alex Unusual spoke at an interactive session with children at the Akada Children’s Book (ACBF) Festival with the theme ‘Stop that bully’ on Saturday, April 27th in Lagos.
According to reports, the event was organized by Clever Clogs Books in collaboration with the British Council.
She said, “Some people bully others because they are insecure. Learn to stand up for yourself, no one is bigger than you are.”
The model/dancer also advised the children that “If you work hard at things you do, you will be where you want to be”.
Also, Mrs Bunmi Aboderin-Talabi, convener of the event said the aim of the ACBF is to spark and sustain a healthy literary lifestyle from childhood and encourage literary creativity in Nigeria.
The highlight of the session was a composition of anti-bully song by Alex Unusual, to help the children learn better and speak out against any form of bullying.
Alex Unusual also shared her thoughts on from the experiences from the children on her twitter handle @alex_unsual1;
“Today I spoke to a lot of children and I found out many of them were victims of bully but until my class, they kept it to themselves.
And it was eating deep without their parents or guardian’s knowledge or understanding.
“It took me a lot to get it out of them but by God’s grace I was able to get them to talk about it publicly and privately too, giving advice to the best of my ability and knowledge.
“I can proudly say I instilled a lot of self confidence in all of them today, boosted confidence and changed lives.”
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Ahead of the akada children’s book festival where I’ll be speaking on the topic #StopThatBully, I’d like you to share stories of your experiences with bullying/bullies. Even if you’ve not been bullied before, you can share experiences you witnessed. Kindly use the hashtag #StopThatBullywithalex and #akadachildrensbookfestival at the end of your comment. I’m here for you all. ❤️