'I once ate faeces before I was given food' — Celestine Donkor recounts cruel treatment by former madam

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AUG 17, 2022 LISTEN
Celestine Donkor, gospel musician

Celestine Donkor, an award-winning Ghanaian gospel musician has recounted the bad treatments she suffered in the hands of her madam as a housemaid.

According to the seasoned musician, extreme poverty drove her to work as a housemaid in several households.

In an interview with the Accra-based Rainbow Radio, monitored by Modernghana News, she revealed that she used those menial jobs to support herself and her impoverished family of 15 children.

“I was serving people as a house help. So that was how I grew up. Living with different kinds of people formed a very important part of my life because I experienced different things at different levels.

“Some of the people I stayed with were very good to me. They took me in as their own daughter. There was no feeling like an outcast. And there were others who made me like rejected and less human,” she said

Celestine Donkor also revealed that she eventually ended up in the hands of a very cruel woman, where she worked as an assistant maidservant.

Mrs. Donkor claims that the "wicked" woman once made her eat her baby's faeces she was given due to hunger.

“I lived with a woman in a compound house, helping her with chores. She already had a maid, so I was the assisting maid. One day after doing all the maid’s chores, she refused to give me food to eat.

“When our madam’s baby pooped in its diaper, she took off the soiled diaper and said I should eat the faeces before she gives me food. I was so hungry that I ate the baby’s faeces. I have never shared this because I feel it’s embarrassing,” she stated.

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