Domestic violence is becoming rampant now and it just goes on to prove that not all that glitters is gold. 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, below are lists of celebrities who were victims:
1. Monalisa Chida;
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.
2. Faithia 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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