Since the death of Osinachi Nwachukwu, the Ekwueme music star, Nigerians are becoming more concerned about married women who are experiencing domestic violence in their marriage to quit.
The latest to demonstrate the courage for obvious self defence to protest her life against possible life threatening marriage, is a Nollywood actress, ChaCha EkeFaani, well known as ChaCha Eke.
ChaCha Eke took to her social media page, Instagram to announce an end to her nine years marriage with four blessed children.
ChaCha Eke announcement is coming few days after Osinachi Nwachukwu, the Ekwueme singer was buried at Isuochi community in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia.
Osinachi Nwachukwu is believed to have been killed by her husband, Peter Nwachukwu who is currently in Prison after he was remanded by court sitting in Abuja over alleged domestic violence that possibly led to death of Osinachi Nwachukwu, his wife.
Family, including the mother of late Osinachi, had accused the husband, of being responsible for the death of Osinachi Nwachukwu over the man alleged beating and maltreating of the Ekwueme singer.
Guardian newspaper reported the ChaCha Eke announcement of her dissolution of her marriage as follow:
Nollywood actress ChaCha Eke has announced the end of her marriage to her husband Austin Faani.
She made this revelation known in a post on her Instagram on Tuesday, June 26, alleging instances of violence.
She wrote, “LEAVE NOW ALIVE OR LEAVE AS A CORPSE ⚰️.
“Many have died pretending all is well whilst wishing, hoping and praying for a better tomorrow. I don’t want to “die” or go inexplicably “missing”.
“I sincerely and publicly apologize for living a lie these past years. True to random speculations, there has been trouble in my “perceived paradise.”
“For the 2nd time in 2 years, I am here again on social media boldly declaring that I am done with my marriage. My long overdue/relentless stance on this is of course no news to Austin Faani, the doctors and my parents.”
The actress hinted that her life might be at risk, pointing out the severity of the situation “If push comes to shove & suddenly I am incommunicado; my lawyers, the welfare department and the Nigerian police force have my testimonials in recorded video clips/statements set for public release on all social media apps and national newspapers,” she added.
This is the second time she has publicly announced her separation from her husband.
In 2020, she released a video informing the public of their split.
“You will say I am crazy, but I am not. This video is to let the world know that I am done with the marriage. I don’t have a lot to prove that I am done with him but I am done. I’m done. I am leaving with my life finally. I can’t say a lot now. You will hear my story,” she said.
However, a few days later, she dismissed these claims, stating that she was bipolar.
“Five days ago I made a video saying that my marriage to Austin Faani is over and that video game with a lot of backlash from people with many insinuating that it is a clear case of domestic violence,” she said.
“It is not. Austin has never laid his hands on me. He has never even raised his voice at me and God in heaven knows that’s the truth.”
“Several psychiatrists have come to assess me mentally and I have been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. Bipolar is real. Here in Africa, we tend to not know about it due to ignore or overlook it. I cannot tell you all how I have been feeling in these tiny videos I have been making but I will however show you in motion pictures soon.”
Chacha Eke and Austin Faani first met at a Nollywood Talent show hunt back in 2007; it was not until 2009 that they met again and fell in love. The couple got married om 2013 and have four children together.