Nineteen year old rising media personality and Celebrity Blogger Shei Funmi makes the cover of Ladybrille Magazine’s December Holiday Edition as its ‘Man of the Month’, a monthly feature on the online magazine where outstanding men, locally and internationally are celebrated for their contributions to society.
In the edition which celebrates the spirit of the Holiday and those who give back to their local and global communities, he revealed being raped by a male cousin when he was 10 years of age. This would be the first time he would be discussing the incident which has “had a devastating effect on me”. He informed the magazine that he was determined on keeping the experience to himself but was forced to when a friend of his who went through a similar experience committed suicide. “I hope to encourage others who have gone through this to realize they are not alone and to seek help”.
“The Ladybrille platform because of its credibility and respect for the people it features felt like the safest place to tell my story.” he added.
The interview would be published on Wednesday December 8th, 2010 on the Magazine’s website - Ladybrillemag.com.
The magazine also has a ‘Woman of the Month’ feature with a parallel mission. Making the cut for this month’s ‘Woman of the Month’ is Busie Matsiko-Andan a change agent, co-founder of the popular Fashionindie.com website and an executive at The Global Syndicate non-profit organization.
“It’s an honor, humbling, and very exhilarating to closeout the year as Ladybrille Woman of the month!” said Matsiko-Andan. “I’m thrilled and buoyant that the struggle continues for greater horizons!”
Ladybrille magazine was founded in 2007 to de-stigmatize the negative images of Africans by exposing its youthful, urban and explosive fashion and entertainment industries to the Western masses.