Domestic violence is a menace today and it is extremely appalling. According to international statistics, women represent the majority of the victims of domestic abuse, especially in marriages.
While we would love to wish that this terrible act is one that is far from our continent and our nation specifically, it is no news that it is already becoming widely spread in Nigeria. While we cannot account for ever individual that has been physically abused or victimised because of the limitation in information and statistics, there are a few people whose lives are almost completely publicised – the celebrities.
You would think that because these people are fortunate or privileged, they do not suffer from this demeaning act. However, a good number of them are going through it or have gone through it in the past. According to public information, here are some of the Nigerian celebrities that have been victims of domestic violence.
Tonto Dikeh has had her fair share of domestic abuse and she has come out stronger than ever. Inasmuch as people known Tonto to be a resilient and tough lady, none of that saved her from the domestic violence that she supposedly had to ensure for the period she was married. Even after a child, things remained so bad that she had to call it quits and move on strong.
You would think that the pain that comes from being assaulted physically and the emotional trauma it brings are the worst things that could happen, but the dangers of domestic violence could me much more than those.
Chika Ike, is another celebrity that had to get a divorce from her ex-husband as a result of the physical assault she had to go through. Worse off, she lost a baby due to the crisis. Terrible.
The story of Mercy Aigbe’s domestic abuse shouldn’t be uncommon to anybody as it was all over social media. The beautiful Nollywood actress had initially tried to sweep things under the carpet, but when things got too bad, she had to run for her life and speak up as well.
The beating that broke the camel’s back, resulted in her getting severe injuries and even getting her skull fractured. Who can tell what would have happened if things got worse?!
It is completely appalling that a lot of these women suffering from domestic violence are beautiful and talented women in their various career paths. Monalisa Chinda, also suffered the same issue as the other women on this list, and it took her to get a divorce and get re-married, before she could find her peace.
Another truly talented actress that has also been a victim of this terrible ill, is Fathia Balogun. While she was married to Saidi Balogun, we all thought that things were made in movie heaven. However, it wasn’t until the marriage started having issues and its eventual crash that we found out that domestic violence was imminent in the union as well. Some things were not just made to be apparently.
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