These female Nigerian celebrities were once victims of domestic violence before they decided to leave.
Domestic violence is on the rise and it just goes on to prove that 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.
1. 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.
2. Tiwa Savage
When Tiwa Savage hinted her marriage has it's 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.
3. 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.
"The domestic violence is real. It's real. How I lived to suffer it and go through it over and over again I do not understand.
"A lot of people have blamed me. A lot of people have said a lot of things. I have read a lot of things. I stayed back in my marriage, not because of my child but because I believe you cannot be abused or you cannot leave a child where there is abuse and you claim you are doing it for your child. No. I stayed because I was doing it for myself. I stayed because I loved my husband with all of my heart."
She claimed that Oladunni Churchill brought in pastors after he beat her up but that didn't too much because he never owned up to his faults.
4. 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."
5. 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.
"It’s been really hard for me to come out straight and talk about this because sometimes, I pinch myself to wake up and not believe that I was a victim of domestic violence.
I’ve been through a lot in my life, faced a lot of challenges but this is one topic I’ve tried so hard to avoid and have been waiting for the right time but I have come to a resolve that there’s really no right time because every second of the day, lives are being lost due to domestic violence.
I was a victim of domestic violence in my marriage and that was the singular reason I left my marriage, aside other reasons."