Nigerian gay rights activist and writer, Bisi Alimi has spoken on his strained relationship with his biological mum.
Bisi who is known to be the first Nigerian to openly declare his sexuality as gay on national television, revealed that his mother lost her relationship with him due to her emotional blackmail.
According to him, she consistently blackmailed him emotionally till he got tired and decided to give her space. He noted that she’s now trying to establish a relationship with him, but the ship has sailed.
Using his personal experience as example, Bisi Alimi appealed to parents to desist from using emotional blackmail to get the attention of their children.
In his words,
“My mother lost me due to her emotional blackmail. You can only emotionally blackmail your kids for as long as you can. One day the veil will be lifted and they will walk away from your toxic behavior.
Now she is the one trying her best to get me back but sad to say the ship has sailed. Parents, stop using emotional blackmail to get your kids attention”.
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