It took me about 3 hours to finish reading the much anticipated 150 pages book, “REBIRTH” by Juliana Olayode aka Toyo baby of Jenifa’s diary.
The 23 chapter book has detailed revelations about the good, bad and ugly parts of her life we will summarize in 10 points below
1) She lost her virginity at 17 to her married music teacher
Juliana gave detailed narration of how she lost her virginity to her married music teacher at 17, how he brainwashed her into believing he would marry her.
The day finally came. He wanted to move the date because he was expecting some
money that he wanted to use to pay for a good hotel, but moving it would mean my mum
back from church. So, he settled for a cheap hotel. I still remember the smell of cigarette
that filled the room. I hated the smell of alcohol and cigarette; I still do. We had to wait at
the reception for the room to be cleaned and aired.
So, we went back into the room, and it happened. It was a painful experience for me.
I cried at different points and he kept apologising, begging me to keep my voice down
lest they think he was raping me. He told me to relax and bear the pain. In his words, “do
not be a weak woman”. That got at me because I hated feeling or being treated as weak.I asked for a break. He tutored me some more and tried again until he finally got
through. It was not anything like he had told me it would be. I saw no clouds, I made no
sounds, I felt nothing special. It was painful all the way, but it was obvious he was
When he was done, I checked the bed for blood. I screamed! There was no blood!
He told me that not all virgins saw blood. I was so confused, but chose to believe him
anyway. Soon after, he slept, and I was there crying. Why didn’t I see blood? Even if not
all virgins see blood, why should I be on that list? How would I tell the story of losing my
virginity without blood? Who would believe me that I was actually a virgin?