I was born on a certain Thursday the 18th of January 1979 and I was later told that my father who had been hoping to have a Son this time around (since their first child was a girl), just resolved to treat me like one. I was the kind you will call a ‘jolly’ kid and have grown up to a be a Merry Marie. My alias or nickname “Ayo” is kind of an exclamation like ‘Oh my God’. The Douala people use it in their dialect to dramatize or exclaim, it means 'Soft' in my dialect, and "Joy" in a Nigerian dialect.
I am founder of Hope for the Abused and Battered Cameroon. I am a survivor of Domestic abuse in several forms but I refuse to wallow in any pity. We offer, psychological, legal and holistic counselling.
I have been diagnosed with PTSD and RA but those don’t define me – hence I stigmatize stigma by sharing the good, the shaggy and the looney about my thrilling life. I wish to one day open a center called 'The Love Zone'. One where only love and empathy reign, no abuse or stigma.
My vision is being able to fulfill my purpose on earth, to inspire and motivate people from all walks of life with my personal experiences.
Mentorship for my association Hope for the Abused and Battered. There is so much abuse and battery going on and mental health is threatened.
I am a tale of talents for real lol. A passionate lady, mother and coach, lover of books, nature and my fellow human beings in all serenity.