Angel Smith recounts why she dropped out of school
Written by maxfmeditor1 on May 30, 2022
Angel Smith recounts her struggles before she dropped out of school
Angel Smith, former Big Brother Naija season 6 housemate, has spoken up about her brief stint at the University of Lagos.
The BBNaija star revealed that she was only at the institution for two weeks before leaving due to a sexual assault encounter.
Angel made this disclosure in an interview with Taymesan on Friday, May 20.
“I was in UNILAG for only two weeks.
I struggled so much for those two weeks because when I got into UNILAG was my first sexual assault experience.
After that experience happened, I can remember just moving through it and pretending like it never happened.
It affected my school life so much.
I always blamed it on not knowing what to do in UNILAG when actually,
I’ve always been fully aware of what I wanted to do.”
Angel revealed that she had lived with her grandmother, and although she wanted to be a gynaecologist she had done away with the idea and began excelling in English to the point when she won multiple Spelling Bees and improved her writing ability.
In her words:
“I knew what I wanted to do but I didn’t just do that because I had experienced something so traumatic and
I didn’t speak to anybody about it, especially not my granny because I had so much shame
Nobody knew I was out of school until my mum had asked and I was like, ‘let me finally be out with it’.
“When I told her that and she asked me why, I obviously did not tell her what happened.
I just told her I didn’t think I was doing the right course.
“Then she enrolled me in a foundational programme in the UK, which I dropped out from too.”
According to Angel, she had quit school because at that point in her life she didn’t really what she had wanted.