One of Nollywood’s most talented actresses, Chacha Eke, has yet again, announced the end of her marriage of nine years to filmmaker, Austin Faani, revealing that she’s done pretending.
Sometime in October of 2020, Chacha had taken to social media to share a video announcing the end of her marriage to Austin Faani. At the time, the mother of four said,
“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.”
However, only some days later, the actress shared a different video from a hospital bed saying she had been diagnosed with “Bipolar disorder”, while debunking allegations that her marriage ended due to domestic violence.
She later shared another video where she stated she was still with her husband and that she would not leave her marriage.
“Five days ago, I made a video saying that my marriage to Austin Faani is over and that video came with a lot of backlash from people, with many insinuating that it’s a clear case of domestic violence. It’s not. Austin has never laid his hands on me. Austin has never even raised his voice at me; God in heaven knows that’s the truth.
I’m here at First Delta American hospital, Asaba, receiving treatment. Several psychiatrists have come to assess me mentally, and I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Bipolar is real. Here in Africa, we tend not to know about it due to ignorance or overlook it. I cannot tell you all how I’ve been feeling in these little videos that I’ve been making, but I will, however, show you motion pictures soon.”
Well, in a post she shared on social media, Chacha apologized to the public for “living a lie.”
The actress, who married Mr Faani in June 2013 in Asaba, Delta State, broke the news in a late-night post on her official Instagram page on Monday.
The actress hinted that the reasons for the split bordered on physical abuse. The post confused fans since she featured in a movie her husband recently produced, ‘Wanted’ exclusively released on June 10 on YouTube.
She said it is better if she leaves while still alive or risks leaving as a corpse.
Chacha further revealed that she had been enduring and living a lie in her marriage for years and apologised for deceiving the public.
The 34-year-old actress also said that she doesn’t want to die or go missing while revealing that she has released pieces of evidence to her lawyers and the police in case things go awry.
Her entire statement read as follows:
“NOW ALIVE OR LEAVE AS A CORPSESee Also
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 2years, 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.
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.”
Mr Faani has never responded to the allegations levelled against him by his wife.