Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other.
Some Nollywood actresses who have experienced domestic violence or have heard stories from close friends in the same industry and are scared to speak up, have come out to kick against it.
Here is a list of some Nollywood actresses who have been a victim of Domestic Violence…
Adunni Ade is a very talented actress who was born abroad and grew up there but recently relocated to Nigeria to pursue her acting career and has been doing great at it. She revealed that she relocated to Nigeria from the US and separated from the father of her beautiful sons.
Chika Ike was married to Tony Ebieri but she filled for divorce and won because of domestic violence. She stated ”I was a victim of domestic violence in my marriage and that was the singular reason I left my marriage, aside other reasons.”
Monalisa shocked her fans when she announced years back that she has left her marriage over domestic violence and abuse. She practically ran out of her matrimonial home.
Uche Ogbodo has lost so much weight and is presently separated from her husband, Apo. It was reported that she was also a victim of Domestic violence.
Bukky Wright was also reported to have been in bigamy which denied but the actress reveals that she was also a victim of domestic violence and has since been speaking against domestic violence as she too has been a victim.
Nollywood actress and Instagram comedienne, Etinosa Idemudia revealed that she was also a victim of domestic violence from her former husband. The actress opened up about been tied up and beaten like a thief by her ex husband.
Foluke Daramola was also reported to have left her previous marriage as she was a victim of Domestic violence. She is presently married to and Mr Salako.
Tonto Dikeh also revealed she was a victim of domestic violence in her marriage to Churchill which lasted for about a year. She gave an interview and disclosed how it all started and ended with pictures as proof.According to the actress, her husband Oladunni Churchill physically assaulted her on numerous occasions in their marriage.
Mercy Aigbe’s story has been more shocking than others due to the fact that she and her husband made a video denying that he was every physically abusive. She recently made another video now stating that she made a video to protect her image and she just wanted a home. According to reports, the actress has been enduring domestic violence for a long time in her marriage but things got worse lately.