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‘My Dad Disowned Me A Couple Of Times’ – Seyi Awolowo Talks Growing Up In Polygamous Home, Family Legacy And Overcoming Doubts

‘My Dad Disowned Me A Couple Of Times’ – Seyi Awolowo Talks Growing Up In Polygamous Home, Family Legacy And Overcoming Doubts

Big Brother Naija reality star, Seyi Awolowo sat with media personality, Chude Jideonwo on this episode of #WithChude, to discuss his family background, his challenging childhood experiences and more.

The conversation further explored his time on the All-Stars edition and addressed the comments he made that sparked discussion. He also revealed how his mother and wife reacted to those remarks.

Seyi, who is the grandson of the late Nigerian nationalist Obafemi Awolowo, discussed the challenges of living with the Awolowo name, including instances where people doubted his dreams.

He explained how his Big Brother participation became a turning point, earning him the support he previously lacked.

The actor disclosed that his father disowned him multiple times due to the complexities of growing up in a polygamous family.

He added that his father had three wives and kept detailed files on each of his children, reducing their identities to mere names on a list.

He recalled his father writing letters to cut off his children, leaving them feeling disconnected and unloved.

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“My dad disowned me a couple of times. Not just me, a couple of us, my dad married more than one wife. He married three wives. We all have files. As of right now, your name is just Seyi, full stop,”

he said partly.

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