Silky-voiced gospel minstrel, Abena Ruthy has entreat the general populace to desist from comparing gospel musicians to secular artists.
The gospel songstress believes, comparing secular musicians to gospel is like comparing oranges and mangoes which according to her, is totally wrong.
”To me, I believe a gospel artiste is different from a secular artist. Such comparisons is totally wrong and won’t help.” – she said in an exclusive interview with Remedi Entertainment.
The once upon a time sexual victim further revealed, she wants to use her experience to encourage others to speak out about theirs and help authorities bring an end to it.
According to her, Hers occurred when she was young and although it was not as brutal as others have gone through, she was still violated and the memories are still there.
“I was young. The person tried but he could not penetrate, he just ejaculated and left. I do not even remember who the person was but I still have flashes till today, so you can just imagine what others are going through,” she revealed.
Now that she has a platform, Abena Ruthy wants to use her voice for positivity and is taking a big step with a campaign, End Defilement, an initiative she hopes will contribute to bringing down the numbers.
For her, although some measures are being taken to end this cancer, more needs to be done, hence, her decision to start this initiative.
These things are real, they are happening, people are trying but that is not enough, we can do more and the education should not just end, it should be sustained.
Through her End Defilement campaign, Abena Ruthy hopes to achieve a number of things; the first is to encourage children to report men who try to lure them, then she wants victims to be bold to report culprits (sometimes they are cowed into silence through shame, threats and intimidation) and lastly to help bring to an end the many out of court settlements that allows abusers to go scot free.