Stigma, stereotype make finding love hard for us – Little persons

JANET OGUNDEPO examines the stigma, job exclusion and relationship difficulties confronting little persons

A businessman and entertainer, Ganiyu Ayinde, is undoubtedly one of the lucky few who enjoy reciprocated love early as a little person.

However, growing up for Ayinde was not a bed of roses. Memories of his secondary school days cast clouds of sadness over his heart. Ayinde recalled being bullied, abused and tagged “Baba kekere” (Small man).

He told our correspondent that he discovered he was a little person when he met with a man with the moniker, Oosa. Ayinde said he understood through his mother’s explanations that he had the same nature as the man, then seeing other persons like him, his shyness reduced…

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