10 Nigerian celebrities who were victims of domestic violence
Even our Nigerian celebrities go through the emotional and physical strain.
Things aren't as intimate and sweet as they look, beneath all the smiles and glamour, these Nigerian celebrities were once victims of domestic violence before they decided to leave.
Veteran on-air-personality Freeze (Ifedayo Olarinde) has always had a rocky relationship with his ex-wife Opeyemi Olarinde.
Back in 2015 Freeze went on a spree on Instagram revealing details of his turbulent marriage with his former wife, and mother of his children.
In his revelations, he claimed that he was a victim of domestic abuse, and shared pictures of him with cuts and bruises. According to him, his wife assaulted him during their marriage.
2. Monalisa Chinda
In 2014 Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda opened up and revealed that she was a victim of domestic abuse in her former marriage. This led to the crash of her first marriage. Monalisa Chinda recently got married to Tonye Victor.
3. Fathia Balogun
Yoruba actress Fathia Balogun was formerly married to Saidi Balogun. They were a power couple not only in the Yoruba scene but in the movie industry in general. Unfortunately their marriage did not last. It was riddled with stories of domestic violence.
4. Foluke Daramola
The busty actress who revealed she was raped when she was a teenager was also a victim of domestic abuse in her first marriage to Tunde Shobowale.
5. Muma Gee
After six years of marriage, Muma Gee and Prince Eke have finally called it quits.
The singer said she decided to end her long-suffering and torture, by filing for divorce against Nollywood actor, Prince Eke.
According to her, Prince Eke used to beat her while they were married.
6. Tiwa Savage
When Tiwa Savage hinted her marriage has its own share of domestic violence, we were shocked. The music diva came out to reveal her marriage wasn't a bed of roses after all.
Barely two years after marriage to Tee Billz, Savage disclosed Tunji Balogun had been hitting her before and after their marriage.
7. Tonto Dikeh
Tonto Dikeh also recently revealed she was a victim of domestic violence.
According to her, her husband Oladunni Churchill physically assaulted her on numerous occasions in their marriage.
In an interview with Media Room Hub Tonto Dikeh revealed amidst tears how her husband battered her.
She claimed that Oladunni Churchill brought in pastors after he beat her up but that didn't do too much because he never owned up to his faults.
8. Georgina Onuoha
Georgina Onuoha has also hinted that she was in an abusive marriage with her ex-husband, DR C Igwegbe.
The veteran actress reposted a woman's confession of being married to a man who molested, beat and humiliated her.
She wrote, "I can imagine her state of mind and what she went through.
I for one would have said this same prayers 6 years ago with so much hate in my heart and can count many others who will equally be saying same prayers. But grace, mercy and forgiveness surpass the pain of wickedness. I succumbed to God's grace and strength.
Most often it's unfathomable what some women put each other through."
9. Chika Ike
When Chika Ike announced that her divorce was finalised, she received lots of backlash on social media on her failed marriage – from speculation that “she was not a loyal wife” to rumours that “she got married for money”.
According to her, her ex-husband, known as Mr Eberibi physically assaulted her for years.
She went on to reveal that one of the many fights resulted in a miscarriage.
10. Mercy Aigbe
According to reports, the popular Yoruba actress has been enduring domestic violence for a long time in her marriage but things got worse lately.
The couple were reportedly in a nasty fight that left the actress with severe injuries and a fractured skull.
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