Many Nigerian celebrities are considered unlucky with relationships. Many of the unions crash on allegations of battering and infidelity.
Here we observed Nigerian celebrities whose marriage failed in 2013:
1. Funke Akindele and Kehinde Oloyede
After a one year, Nollywood actress and celebrity, Funke Akindele, popularly known as Jenifa, has admitted a break-up announced by her husband, Kehinde Oloyede.
“…We want to formally inform you that after due consultation and consideration, she’s now separated from Mr. Kehinde Oloyede as his wife,” Ayo Ola-Muhammed, her publicist, announced in an official statement.
2. Sen. Ahmed Yerima and 17-year-old Marian
Three years after marrying a 14-year-old Egyptian girl named Marian, former Zamfara state governor and serving senator of the federal republic of Nigeria, Sen. Ahmed Yerima, has divorced her to marry a 15-year-old girl.
3. Stella Damasus and Emeka Nzeribe
Nollywood actress, Stella Damasus decided to marry her third husband without properly divorcing the second one. And as a consequence her second husband Emeka Nzeribe wanted to sue her.
4. Chika Ike and Tony Eberiri
Actress Chika Ike married Tony Eberiri in 2006 but the marriage packed up a few years later. Two months after filing for divorce, a high court in Abuja in July 26th granted the actress a divorce.
5. Dino Melaye and Tokunbo Melaye
Former Kogi State House of Reps member, Dino Melaye was accused, in the divorce suit, of emotion/physical abuse and infidelity. The drama between the couple started long ago, a source said Dino Melaye’s anger problem surfaced when he impregnated Nollywood actress Bisi Ibidapo Obe.
6. Michael Prest and his English wife Yasmin
Nigerian oil tycoon Michael Prest has lost a legal battle with his estranged English wife Yasmin over a £17.5m divorce settlement. Married in 1993, they spent most of their time in London, had properties in Nigeria and the Caribbean and lived to a "very high standard".
7. Mike Abdul and Vivien Stephen Eva
Gospel Singer Mike Abdul has separated from his wife, another Gospel singer who is known as Monique, several months ago. Below is what Vivien wrote on her facebook page:
"A lie can travel half way around the world, while the truth is still putting on its shoes, by the time the lie is wayyyyyyyyy TIRED the truth catches UP!!! I Live, I Love, I Smile, I Hurt, I Pray, I Hope, I Believe, I Try, I Cry, I Conquer but most of all.. I am unapologetically A WOMAN."
8. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
Though they are not Nigerians, their relationship was closely observed in Nigeria. 29-year-old Khloe married an American professional basketball forward, Lamar Odom in 2009, but in 2013 the Kardashian sister filed for divorce.
Bonus: Governor of Rivers State Rotimi Amaechi and Dame Judith Amaechi
Rotimi Amaechi has said that no blackmail can separate him from his beloved wife, Dame Judith Amaechi.
He said, “I thank God for his moment and also thank you for gathering here. I also thank my dear wife for his kindness and love towards me. She had told me that, she was waiting for my last son to come on vacation with her from overseas, and she will soon come back to Nigeria. I thank my wife because in all my endeavours, she is the only one that brings me joy. This is so because, if I have any problem and tell her, she prays with me and even ask me to put my hand on my head, and she will call upon God to intervene in that matter. So, I thank her in absentia. I told you how she used to impress me, because she is a wonderful wife when it comes to loving her husband and she cares about me. I have told my children that, my wife comes first before them, I love my wife. I thank her and also wish her God blessings”.