By Tina (Elivava) Mensah
My name is Elivava, I’m singer and performer from Ghana. A victim of domestic violence, and someone who had been suppressed in the male dominated Ghanaian society. Being the only girl child among 5 boys, I learnt to fight to empower myself for my freedom among boys as a child, and men as I grew up.
My brothers, family, society, made me feel less than myself and even said it to my face that it was my fate because I am a woman.