Having a divorce can be a very painful ordeal, especially when you are popular, then it becomes messy filled with scandals and infidelities. But, it’s being able to overcome all this as a woman that shows how strong one can be internally. So in celebration of strong, broken and divorced women all over the world, meet 7 strong Nigerian female celebrities that survived messy breakups and are still doing well in their careers.
- Chika Ike:
- Toni Payne:
9ice married Toni Payne (a PR exec & the woman many say helped kick start his career) on July 17 2008, by January 8 2010 they got divorced.
- Fathia Balogun:
Yoruba actors, Saidi Balogun and actress, Faithia Balogun got divorced in 2007.
- Monalisa Chinda:
Monalisa Chinda got married to Segun Dejo-Richards but they got divorced in December 2009.
- Funke Akindele:
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. The couple got divorced in 2013.
Ini Edo got married to an American-based Nigerian businessman Philip Ehiagwina in 2008 and they got divorced in 2014.
- Kate Henshaw:
Star actress Kate Henshaw Nuttal, and her better half of 12 years, Roderick James Nuttal got divorced in 2013.
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2 Tonto Dikeh
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