5 Nigerian celebrity breakups in 2017

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2. Tonto Dikeh and Olakunle Churchill

All was going well between Tonto Dikeh and Oladunni Churchill until January 2017, when the marriage hit the rocks.

The actress would eventually share messy details of her marriage.She also released photos to back her claims. Her husband, however, countered her claims, disclosing that he never abused the actress but was a victim of a woman who was under the influence of drugs.

The duo has continued to slander each other and reveal messy details of themselves on social media.

Theirs is unarguably the messiest Nigerian celebrity breakup of 2017 and in a long while.

While it is Tonto’s first marriage, it is Churchill’s second attempt. He was previously married to a certain Bimbo Coker. Churchill is a nephew of a former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo.

Tonto and Churchill met two and a half years ago at Escape Nightclub in Lagos during the birthday party of the latter’s brother. Tonto got pregnant six months after they met and they staged a glamorous traditional marriage on August 29, 2015 at Tonto’s hometown Rumukani in Rumukwuta, Rivers State.

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In February, the Nollywood star confirmed there were cracks in the marriage. She revealed she had moved out of the house with her son.

Churchill in company of his uncle, Bishop Dare, met with Tonto ‘s father, Sunny Dikeh, in Port Harcourt in June to retrieve the bride price.

Churchill made the video of the intimate family event public on Instagram. Meanwhile, Tonto celebrated the final dissolution of her marriage in an Instagram post, which simply read, “The joy was indescribable.”

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