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Basketmouth And Other Nigerian Celebrities Whose Marriages Crashed In 2022



In the year 2022, the relationships and marriages of prominent Nigerian celebrities encountered numerous difficulties.

Due to irreconcilable differences and other circumstances, some celebrities in the entertainment industry experienced marriage breakdowns in the year under review.

Ego, a lack of understanding, domestic abuse, infidelity, financial independence, and the pursuit of happiness or fame are a few factors and problems that have caused celebrity marriages to fail.


After 12 years of marriage, comedian Bright Okpocha—better known by his stage name Basketmouth—announced his divorce from his wife Elsie, in a public statement on Thursday, December 22 2022.

Basketmouth, in a post on Instagram, said, “After much deliberation, my wife and I have made the difficult decision to end our marriage.” He described the separation as an unavoidable situation.

Funke Akindele

Six years after several rumours of separation, Abdulrasheed Bello, also known by his stage name JJC Skillz, confirmed on his Instagram page in June that his marriage to renowned Nollywood actress Funke Akindele had come to an end. JJC Skillz informed the public that they are “pursuing separate lives.”

Funke, who was previously married to Lagos politician Kehinde Oloyede, is currently the running mate of Peoples Democratic Party candidate Olajide Adediran, also known as Jandor.

Korra Obidi

Anita Obidi Korra, also known as Korra Obidi, a well-known Nigerian dancer and model living in America and married to Dr. Justin Dean, an American physician and sports therapist, experienced a breakdown in her marriage in March, days after the birth of their second child.

Dean cited Infidelity, narcissism, and a lack of accountability as reasons for the separation.

Julius Agwu

Julius Agwu, a popular Nigerian actor and stand-up comedian, confirmed his divorce from Ibiere Maclayton during an Instagram live session with popular Nigerian broadcaster and socialite Ifedayo Olarinde, a.k.a Daddy Freeze.

Gideon Okeke

Amidst separation rumours that had followed the couple for more than a year, Nollywood actor Gideon Okeke announced the separation from his wife, Chidera Uduezue, on his Instagram story in October 2022.

Yewande Adekoya

Yewande Adekoya, an actress, revealed in April that she and her husband, Abiodun Ishola Thomas, had divorced after eight years of marriage due to emotional abuse.

ChaCha Eke

Cha Cha Eke, a well-known Nollywood actress, announced the dissolution of her marriage on her Instagram page in June 2022. She posted an alarming message implying that her life was in danger.

“Leave now Alive, or Leave a Corpse,” she said. Her fans responded to the post in a variety of ways, the majority of whom questioned whether she had ever experienced domestic violence.


Nabila Fash, the wife of Nigerian musician Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele, also known by his stage name Oritse Femi, announced their separation in October. In an interview with Daddy Freeze, Nabila revealed that their marriage had ended due to the singer’s alleged adultery.


Omotayo, the wife of popular Nigerian on-air personality Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode, also known as Do2dtun, filed for divorce on December 16, 2022, citing forced abortion, domestic abuse, and emotional abuse.


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