Angel, a Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, said that when she was a teenager, her grandmother used to ‘check’ her virginity while she lied down on the bed.
She said this while discussing with Cross on Wednesday, day 67 of the show as she detailed her experiences while growing up with her grandma.
Angel said, “There was pressure on me to not get pregnant. So she was scared. I remember she would tell me to lie down in bed to check if I’m a virgin. And that’s stupid because not every woman has a hymen.
“Some women are virgins and they don’t have hymen. I remember one time she made me swear that I was a virgin. I think I was still 16. There was a lot of fear, lot of anxiety, and a lot of everything.”
The 21-year-old writer also told Cross how distant she was from her parents, stating that she thought her mum was her sister till she was seven years old.
Angel said, “When I was in high school, I went years without seeing my mum. The funny thing is I didn’t know my mum was my mum until I was a certain age. I thought my granny was my mum.”
Cross asked Angel what age she knew her mum and she answered, “I think I found out she was my mum when I was probably like seven.”
Earlier in the show, Angel had revealed that her mum had her at 16 and tried to abort her because of her grandmother’s advice.