“If Your Parents Can’t Be Role Models, Why Stress Someone Else Out Who You Don’t Know At All”- Yvonne Jegede


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Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede will not allow anyone bully her because they see her as a role model.

For Yvonne, she explained that people should rather see their parents as their role models rather than someone they barely know. According to her, everybody has their own battles and if your parents can’t be your role model, then you shouldn’t place that responsibility on anyone else.

Read her note here

I have no idea why a total stranger is your role model (someone you’ve never met), people have their demons and life issues to deal with. but if there are some people who inspire your work, skill or maybe fashion sense, I can understand. If you cannot see your parents as your role model, then, there is something wrong with your family/upbringing. Don’t stress people out concerning the mistakes your parents couldn’t fix.

So, if your parents cant be role models, why stress someone else out who you don’t know at all. My dad isn’t perfect but he has and still is my role model. the good part of him, I admire and I want to emulate, the bad ones, I ignore.

Is it not better to know who you want to mentor you than someone you have no clues who they are before they came into limelight? If you want me to be your role model, you adjust to my lifestyle because I won’t change who I am because of one nitwit I have never met before.

But no matter the issue one has with their parent, they won’t come online to abuse them. But everyone is quick to jump to insult someone who lives their lives the way they want.

If your parent cant mentor you, that is your loss. That is the problem with your upbringing. My father is all I need to look at and the world is a better place.

The role model thing is making people bully one in the name of you must live the way I want you to. So how I role model you when you already know everything?

Your parents aren’t perfect? You have uncles, aunties, clergies you know personally. Go to them for mentorship.

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  1. Temitope Eni Amadasun

    Temitope Eni Amadasun

    March 6, 2019 at 7:39 am


  2. Choice Obuzor

    Choice Obuzor

    March 6, 2019 at 7:43 am

    With this your breast that you are using as National flag was that what you learnt from your parents please go and sleep

    • Evelyn Attah

      Evelyn Attah

      March 6, 2019 at 8:36 am

      Not nice😖

    • Joyce Ephomoghian Chuku

      Joyce Ephomoghian Chuku

      March 6, 2019 at 8:43 am

      Choice Obuzor is it your breast?

    • Angel Ijeoma Rusoor

      Angel Ijeoma Rusoor

      March 6, 2019 at 9:58 am

      Choice Obuzor Her life

    • Edose F Openiyi

      Edose F Openiyi

      March 6, 2019 at 11:21 am

      Choice Obuzor mind your language ma, mind you she is breast feeding and you never know what a breastfeeding mom goes thru when bothering on what to wear at times.

    • Choice Obuzor

      Choice Obuzor

      March 6, 2019 at 12:06 pm


    • Choice Obuzor

      Choice Obuzor

      March 6, 2019 at 12:06 pm

      See them Mchteewww

    • Sonia Udokwu

      Sonia Udokwu

      March 6, 2019 at 12:15 pm

      Choice Obuzor…..help me ask her, double standard everywhere.

    • Sonia Udokwu

      Sonia Udokwu

      March 6, 2019 at 12:15 pm

      Choice Obuzor ….everybody wan talk motivational speaker. Tueh!!

    • Choice Obuzor

      Choice Obuzor

      March 6, 2019 at 12:18 pm

      Sonia udokwu don’t mind her I only commented according to what she said it means her parents thought her that na

    • Evelyn Attah

      Evelyn Attah

      March 6, 2019 at 1:39 pm

      Mrs. Edose F Openiyi… Exactly what I was thinking… Just imagine the kind of thing a woman is to her fellow woman… So bad that we tear ourselves down instead of supporting each other..

    • Edose F Openiyi

      Edose F Openiyi

      March 6, 2019 at 1:41 pm

      Evelyn Attah that is y we re where we ‘re today my dear. We ignore the msg and look for fault. May God help us

    • Nneamaka Stella

      Nneamaka Stella

      March 6, 2019 at 4:15 pm

      I heard she left her marriage. Did her parents break up? Are they not good role models enough then? Or didn’t they inspire her enough to endure to d end in her marriage? Ur parents can be much more or less than u expect. There are so many aspects one might wish to excel in, ur parents can’t fill it all up. U can talk, we choose wat to follow.

    • Sonia Udokwu

      Sonia Udokwu

      March 6, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Nneamaka Stella ……no mind her, she want to come and be preaching here.

      Double standard#

    • Rofiat Kareem

      Rofiat Kareem

      March 8, 2019 at 9:58 am

      Am highly disappointed in why we insult our selves as ladies.
      The way u dress is your business?
      Insulting another person over her marriage failure is uncalled for, you never know where d fault is.

      It is a pity we Africans pay more attention to marriage than self value and self worth.

      Please let’s learn to support one another as women and not degrade or devalue others.

  3. Nnaka Udoka

    Nnaka Udoka

    March 6, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Thank you very much for this Yvonne

  4. Julia Nonyerem Ogwunga

    Julia Nonyerem Ogwunga

    March 6, 2019 at 7:56 am

    This is partially true, depending on the subject matter. If it has to do with behavioral or social, yes, parents should be role models to their children. But when it comes to professional role models, not all parents can fill that space. For example, a parent might be teacher or a medical doctor, but the child’s professional interest is to be an economist and his professional role model is the Governor of Central Bank, which he hopes to be one day.

    • Oleka Nkechi

      Oleka Nkechi

      March 6, 2019 at 10:49 am

      Julia Nonyerem Ogwunga On point my dear

  5. Blessing Tor

    Blessing Tor

    March 6, 2019 at 8:18 am

    I for one never believe in role model, I only stive to be a better me

  6. Hilda Nweze

    Hilda Nweze

    March 6, 2019 at 9:43 am

    But this is true…

    • Rowlands J Chizo

      Rowlands J Chizo

      March 7, 2019 at 3:22 am

      Hilda Nweze. Very true. I just smile when people say that actors and actresses are their role model just because of what they act on screen.

  7. Nkechi Anaba

    Nkechi Anaba

    March 6, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Its relative, some parents are not good models

  8. Joy Olloh Lukan

    Joy Olloh Lukan

    March 6, 2019 at 10:24 am


  9. Nneamaka Stella

    Nneamaka Stella

    March 6, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Not so true. If u r business minded and ur parents are not business oriented, then Oprah Winfrey who is a business mogul in America can be ur role model in business. Ur parents can’t be everything u wish for, that is y u have people sharing inspiring stories of how they conquered different challenges in life and rose to greatness.

  10. Nsemeke Joseph

    Nsemeke Joseph

    March 6, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Believe…facts ooo😘

  11. Titilayo Ehigiator

    Titilayo Ehigiator

    March 6, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Our parents can not have all the qualities that we need to go to the next level, we still need some good role model as a driven force to conquer our coast.

  12. Oyinkansola Mariam Adedapo

    Oyinkansola Mariam Adedapo

    March 7, 2019 at 6:12 am

    Yvonne, you hit it . …… Why judge? only do this when you are perfect and can never do any mistake in life….. People are just too pretentious, quick to put others down as if they were better

  13. Stainless Jessica

    Stainless Jessica

    March 8, 2019 at 9:41 am

    I think she’s talking more about character, attitude and behavior and not about profession.

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