The issue of domestic violence has been ravaging some homes across the country. With the emergence of social media, more light has been shed on the issue. While some cry out via various platforms and often end the relationships, some choose to be silent on the matter, but then, some choose to stick to the union till the end.
In order to curb this menace, the Nigerian government enacted the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act (2015) to eliminate violence in private and public life, prohibit all forms of violence against persons, and provide maximum protection and effective remedies for victims and punishments of offenders; and for related matters.
Some popular Nigerian celebrities who quit their marriage due to domestic violence.
Ace Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has found love for the third time in Adeoti Kazim. However, her journey to find love again was not a rosy one as the actress quit her last marriage with Lanre Gentry on grounds of domestic violence.
In a messy separation, the actress shared with the world, via her social media accounts, videos and pictures of her bruised body. In several posts, she claimed that the bodily harm was done to her by her then-husband, Lanre Gentry.
Based on some revelations by the superstar songstress, Tiwa Savage, while she was giving the world hit songs during the early stage of her career, she was being hit at home by her manager turned ex-husband, Tunji Balogun, also known as Tee Billz.
The actress, in an interview, shortly after she parted ways with Tee Billz, said that while she brought joy to the faces of her friends and fans through her craft, she got bruised eyes and swollen lips as she was at some point in the marriage beaten by Tee Billz.
Barely two years after marriage to Tee Billz, Savage disclosed Tunji Balogun had been hitting her before and after their marriage.
Popular On-Air Personality turned actor, Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as Daddy Freeze, has also claimed to be a victim of domestic violence. The OAP, who has also found love again, shared pictures through his social media account of scars he got from his ex-wife whom he said was in a habit of assaulting him while they were together.
Another popular figure who has opened up about being a victim of domestic violence is the delectable actress, Monalisa Chinda.
In 2014, the thespian opened up about domestic violence from her first marriage to Dejo Richard. Now, the actress and Public Relations Officer of the Actors Guild of Nigeria is happily married.
Also, the energetic actress turned singer, Tonto Dikeh, has voiced out about being a victim of domestic violence. According to her, her ex-husband, Oladunni Churchill, physically assaulted her on numerous occasions in their marriage.
Speaking on what she faced during her previous marriage in an interview, Dikeh opened up, claiming that her then-husband battered her several times during their union.
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