Actress, philanthropist and One Campaign ambassador Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde paid the housemates a very special visit this morning and the housemates were ecstatic. She used the opportunity to chat to them about the shocking inequalities young girls still face when it comes to access to quality education.
She also opened up about losing her father at a very young age and having to become the head of the household before delving into greater detail about her work with the ONE campaign to create support structures for young women in a similar position.
Uriel and Bisola then recounted their own struggles with having to become mother figures to their younger siblings after losing their fathers at very young ages as well.
Marvis who comes from a family of eight also described how strained and confusing her relationship with her sister became after she took over the duty of parenting them. Omotola completely related to this and explained that her own siblings still didn’t know how to relate.
March 8th is the International Day for Women.She urged them all to use their voices to draw attention to this shocking disparity reiterating the mantra of her campaign that “poverty is sexist!”
The housemates took selfies with the star and as the buzzer went off they said their goodbyes.