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30 failed marriages in Nollywood (part 1)

by O. S David

Nollywood broken marriage syndrome: 30 failed marriages in Nollywood (part 1)

-Austin Eromosele

Marriage is in itself a very serious commitment, while one is celebrating 30th years of marriage anniversary; others, especially in the movie world, are busy calling themselves single mothers, baby mamas or single fathers as the case may be.

It is sad and most sad that celebrities’ marriages don’t always last, not just in Nollywood but elsewhere in the world. Nollywood nonetheless has had its own fair share of crashed marriages, many resulting from domestic violence and unfaithfulness.

Below are the first fifteen:

Chiege Alisigwe: this beautiful woman was once married to one Mr Tony Ebbe, a senior police officer. Unfortunately, her marriage lasted for just three months but blessed with a daughter the only seed of the marriage.

Funke Akindele: Though now remarried, Funke Akindele shocked her fans with the sad news. She was once married alhaji Almaroof and the marriage crashed barely a year after they wedded.

Ayo Adesanya & Gloria Hasan: she was married to Gloria Hasan, the marriage crashed on a critical note with Ayo disclosing that she packed out her marriage at night in tears.

Monalisa Chinda & Dejo Richards: She announced to her fans years back that she raced out of her matrimonial home with her daughter the only fruit of the marriage. The said daughter has grown up now into a full woman. She had tried many relationships which nothing came out from; she’s now a single mother in the industry.

Chika Ike: Chika Ike like many others was a victim of domestic violence. Married to Tony Ebieri, had o trouble in here marriage and later filed for divorce and won. Her divorce might have even exposed her more into her career as she is now more engaging and running a TV show Known as ‘African Divas’.

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Solomon Akiyesi: Solomon’s case was a bit dramatic; he left his wife and married another without proper divorce, and the episode that followed shook Nollywood.

Kenneth Okonkwo: married to the only daughter of CPM General Overseer, Ogochi Ezekiel, the marriage barely lasted for two years and crashed in 2002. The two have a son together.

Uche Ogbodo: heavily pregnant and awaiting delivery at that time, she disclosed to her fans her marriage of few months has crashed that it was based on lies and deceit on the part of her other half. These shocked her fans seriously.

Stephanie Okereke: Stephanie’s marriage life span was very brief, married to Chikelue Iluanus, but she left him. There were accusations and counter accusations of infidelity. Iluanus blamed his mother-in-law for the crash. But that doesn’t stop her from getting married again to Mr Linus and they recently welcomed a daughter.  

Lola Alao: Lola Alao’s formal husband attacked her severally on one possible media outlet and said many things about her after the marriage crashed. She has since, moved on with her life.

Regina Askia: Regina Askia was briefly married to a money bag, Charles Orie but she dumped him for America Ruddy Williams. Charles has remarried, while Regina and her husband and children now live in the United States where she worked as a nurse.

Faithal and Saheed Balogun: These Yoruba actors came public and shocked their fans about their separation. At a point after the separation, Saheed started having problems with his else wife still bearing his last name.

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Shan George: she was once married but the union never last. Her divorce with Tony Nwosisi generated a whole lot of controversies. She still remains single and loves her children and her new music love.

Clarion Chukwura: She’d been very unfortunate with marriage. Married twice but divorced. She was once married to an Afro-juju musician Shina Peters and together they birthed the popular cinematographer – Clarence Peters.  

Stella Damasus: Stella and her second husband Emeka Nzeribe didn’t stay up to a year in their marriage to the consternation of her adoring fans. Stella was said to have rushed into that marriage and rushed out as well. But she seems to have found true love with her new man Daniel.

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