IVD: Iyabo Ojo, Daddy Freeze, others react to increasing cases of domestic violence
Actress, Iyabo Ojo, singer Peter Okoye and popular media personality, Ifedayo Olarinde, aka Daddy Freeze, have joined the rest of their colleagues to decry the rising cases of domestic violence in the country.
They also called on religious leaders and parents to stop encouraging thier wards to stay in toxic marriages and not divorce.
This is coming days after the death of Bimbo Ogbonna, the wife of a celebrity car dealer, Ikechukwu Ogbona, better known as IVD.
Bimbo, who had, in 2019, accused the businessman of assaulting her for several years, reportedly died of domestic violence on Saturday.
Reacting to the cause of her death, celebrities have joined Nigerians on social media to advise and raise concerns.
Ojo asked women to walk away from abuse when love is no longer sweet.
Peter Okoye advised them to walk away from violent unions, “Don’t stay in any marriage that will lead to death! Getting married is different from living married! If it’s not working! Walk away! PERIOD.”
Nollywood actor, Pope Obumneme, popularly called Junior Pope, advised women to avoid such men who resort to physical abuse and beatings on their partners as a means of escaping imminent danger to their lives.
Daddy Freeze said, “a living divorced son or daughter is better than a married child that has ‘paid’. Parents and pastors should learn to encourage people in toxic marriages to leave and remarry without the fear of ex-communication.”