Popularly called Jenifa, 39-year-old Ikorodu-born funny actress’s marriage to Mr Kehinde Oloyede can be said to be one of the shortest marriage in the history of Nollywood. Everyone, aside the actress knew the marriage was bound to end before it even started. A superstar in the Nigerian movie industry and a University of Lagos graduate, walking down the aisle with a man who already has about 6 children from 3 women?
Funke Akindele and ex hubby, Mr Oloyede
Talking about how the union went awry, the ever funny actress said: “I was abused emotionally and verbally. Really, I felt we could work things out when the trouble started two months after the marriage, but I made up my mind and shut the door of the marriage at him when the trouble was coming to me too much. I stooped to conquer him; buried my fame and name to make him my husband, but it did not work.
”At a point in time, I asked if it’s not the same man that was all over me before we married. He nearly got me off my career. He called me severally; I did not pick his calls but when he realized my silence was tormenting him, he took to Facebook. It’s alright. Ask him when did he come to my house last? He left me here in my rented apartment with nothing and he will just dash in and dash out. He gets abusive, caustic anytime we have a misunderstanding and often told me to my face, he’s going to his wife in Oshodi.”
Funke Akindele is however now back and better and we love that the girlpower in her has continuously made her project ahead in her career.
2. Ini Edo
Sultry actress Ini Edo, got all blogs buzzing when news came out that she was getting married in 2008 to her American-based hubby, Phillips Ehiagwina . A year earlier, a woman, Ruth, who was said to be Phillips’ wife (as at that time) allegedly wrote an open letter to the actress, warning her to steer clear of her husband.
Ini Edo and Ex hubby
She also went further to reveal how promiscuous her husband was, so she won’t end up being dejected and disappointed. The letter read thus:
“Hi Ini, I have information that you are having an affair with my husband, Philip Ehiagwina. He has been deceiving girls all over the place, making them believe he has heaven and earth. You are not the only girl obviously, but Ini watch your back so you don’t regret, I have nothing against you but a piece of advice. I heard that you might be pregnant for him, if it’s true, good luck. I called your manager and told her everything. You are a very pretty girl and should know how to respect your body. Do not be carried away by flashy things cause that could be deadly too. All that glitters isn’t gold, remember.”
But the actress dismissed all these, discrediting the media for misrepresentation of facts. She got married to Mr Phillips and the issue went from sweet to bitter in six years. Her family was said to have returned the brideprice over irreconcilable differences. The beautiful actress who owns a massive N70m mansion in Lekki is however doing well for herself and has put all her former marriage troubles behind her.
3. Mercy Johnson
In 2011, one Mrs lovely okojie sent out an open letter to Mercy Johnson to please release her husband and find a single man to marry. According to the woman, the man in question ithe father of her two children and he was still legally married to her at the time. Read the letter below;
”My name is Lovely Okojie, legal wife of Prince Odianosen Okojie, the man Mercy Johnson is set to wed in a few weeks. I was referred to you to help me share my story after all else had failed to stop another woman from breaking my home. I used to have a sweet home but now Mercy Johnson is trying to destroy it. I’ve not been able to stop crying or sleep well for the past few months.
”I’m appealing to the world and whoever knows her to please tell her to leave my husband alone. I’m married to this man and there has never been any divorce paper signed. We are still legally married, he’s the love of my life and the father of my two lovely kids. We got married back in 2006 in Regio-Emilia, Italy, attached are pictures of the wedding. At the moment, he’s busy in Nigeria planning to wed Mercy Johnson, abandoning me and our children. Fellow women is this fair? So with all the single guys out there, Mercy could not find her self one. How can a woman not care that she’s destroying the home of another woman, all in the name of getting married desperately. I’m in terrible pains. What do I tell my children?”
All these did not stop the wedding from taking place. Although it caused a bit of delay, the two lovebirds exchanged their vows at a Christ Embassy Church, Oregun, Lagos on Saturday, August 27, 2011, amidst tight security. They are still together, waxing stronger and have been blessed with kids.
4. Nujella Njubigbe
Not many Nigerians knew Nujella until news went around that she broke her colleague’s home.
The fast rising actress was however quick at discrediting the news that she was sleeping with ace Nollywood producer, Tchidi Tchekere. Tchidi was married with 3 kids to Sophia Tchekere, another beautiful actress. The oga producer later ended his six years marriage to Sophia and moved in with Nujella at a new apartment in Ajah. They have been blessed with a baby and they are still very much together.
5. Stella Damasus-Aboderin
File photo of Stella Damasus and Daniel Ademinokan.
This particular actress is on the list because of the kind of bad publicity she generates when it comes to men. Reports went viral that the beautiful actress and mother was harbouring another actress, Doris Simeon’s husband, Daniel Ademinokan, but she debunked it, calling it an absurd and senseless report.
Fastforward to few months (abi nah years) later, the lovebirds are on our social media, professing love for each other, with the poor Doris Simeon living her life as it comes. life has been shattered. Doris Simeon and Daniel Adenimokan had a kid, while Aunty Stella has three girls from her first husband.
Did we miss anyone on the list? Do add in the comment section!