A Nigerian lady who claims to have been obese as a child has written to Nigerian comedian, Seyilaw on the controversial weight issue of his daughter.
Recall that the comedian has had to fend off many social media users and fans who have had something to say about the ‘abnormal’ weight and fat contained in his baby girl’s body.
The Nigerian lady who is now a lawyer by profession, Ayomide Adebayo-Oyetoro took to her social media page to write an open letter to the comedian urging him to pay attention to the details as pointed out by his fans.
She wrote: “I was obese as a child and I still am. And I’m not the only one. Research shows about one in five school aged children are obese. Parents close their eyes to this reality by claiming the child would outgrow it. It rarely happens.
Children should be fed right, properly and healthy. An obese child is open to a lot of health really risks. I know because I am speaking from experience.
Firstly, an obese child is prone to eating disorders. Most times, an obese child becomes an obese adult and becomes prone to eating disorders because she’d lack self-control to be able to say no to good food.
Another effect of child obesity is cardiac issues including but not limited to hypertension, asthma etc. I had asthma as a child and I still do as an adult. My attacks zigzag with my weight.
Lastly, another effect of child obesity is bone related diseases. An obese child is prone to bone ailments like arthritis, rheumatism. Tell an obese person to climb stairs and watch them thank you.
Sugarcoat it all you want, the effects are long lasting. From low self-esteem to depression.
Watch Tiwa’s weight biko! Thank you!