Nollywood star actress in an exclusive interview for the first time, given full details about her marriage. Through the interview however, she noted that she is not coming out to the world to discredit her husband, rather she wants to reach out to other women going through the same struggle she experienced.
In her words,
“If there’s anything I am doing this for, is so that he can be a better man and like I said somebody somewhere would be able to learn from this and from what I am going through.
There are some things I will not like to re-discuss. I did post something about the STD. I am not taking back my words because it is not a lie but I will not promote it” she said in reference to her claim that her husband gave her STDs.
“I will not go ahead and embarrass my husband in that manner even if I have. I will like that to just end” she further said.
She was however willing to open up on the domestic violence she suffered in her marriage.
“The domestic violence is real. It’s real. How I lived to suffer it and go through it over and over again I do not understand”.
“A lot of people have blamed me. A lot of people have said a lot of things. I have read a lot of things. I stayed back in my marriage not because of my child, because I believe you cannot be abused or leave a child where there is abuse and you claim you are doing it for your child. No. I stayed because I was doing it for myself. I stayed because I loved my husband with all of my heart”.
“I stayed because he had begged me to stay a couple of times. I stayed because I didn’t just want to give up. I didn’t want to give up on the marriage just like that. People change” said Tonto Dikeh in the video interview.
She claimed that Oladunni Churchill brought in pastors after he beat her up but that didn’t do much because he never owned up to his faults.
“Anytime something like this happens, my husband comes up with a pastor who is always in the house the next day or two days later who is begging, who is doing stuff. Yes but we have never had a real counselling” revealed the actress.
“He would never accept that he is doing it. That’s the point. that’s the worst. And I keep asking him that if you are so ashamed of what you do to me then why do you do it.”
During the interview she showed photos of her with bruises, cuts and wounds on her body. Tonto Dikeh also made the startling revelation that she once ran to the Nigerian embassy in Ghana naked one day after she was beaten up by her husband.
She says the embassy has photo and video evidence of the bruises on her body. She also revealed that she is now partially deaf in her right ear and also she has some broken ribs.