In December 2016, Mumma Gee’s husband of six years spoke out on how the singer abandoned their three months old baby ”and ran off to Abuja with God knows who”.
Well, Mumma Gee has finally spoken up to give her own side of the story in an exclusive interview with Punch News. She said she was a dedicated housewife for six years and she suffered violence during this period. “For me to have taken a break (from entertainment) for six years, that’s enough to tell anyone I was really dedicated. I gave the marriage all my life, all my time, but if the persons involved are restless a bit, you can’t be in control,” she said.
“It is exactly one year ago that I separated from my ex- husband. But then, he gave the impression that the issue happened in December 2016. I put in my best as an African woman to ensure the marriage lasted. Because of his antecedent, I had almost called off my wedding. I had already done the traditional marriage. The sign that I saw then would have made me to call it off. I didn’t go ahead to do a court wedding after the church wedding. This is just the singular reason.
I saw what was coming. But I tried for six years to make it work. I gave up my career; I gave up all I had built over the years to become a full time housewife. It is enough sacrifice for somebody to say thank you. If I weren’t a good, submissive housewife, you would have long heard the story. It’s quite unfortunate that he decided to carry out a campaign of calumny against such a person that gave up her career just to build a home with him in the sight of man and God. If knees could peel based on prayers, mine would have had sores because I prayed ceaselessly for my marriage to work. I thank God I am not barren. God gave me three kids,” she added.
On allegations of abandoning her newly born baby to Abuja, Mumma Gee said she had to fend for herself and her children as her husband was no longer providing for the family. She said she left the baby with her mum who was with them at the time and at the time she returned from her one day trip, her husband had already left which wasn’t the first time they will be leaving them.
The singer spoke of all the atrocities her husband had committed in their marriage and how she held on and kept taking him back whenever he came back because she wanted to keep her marriage. She said the actor proposed to different women while they were still still married and that he slept with upcoming actresses in Nollywood. The last straw that broke the camel’s back was when he beat her and held her neck. She said “I would have still forgiven him as I always forgave him each time he walked out of the marriage and came back after a couple of months. But this last time, he held my neck tightly and said he was going to kill me. I was holding my two-month-old baby. He gave me a dirty slap and the baby was thrown out of my hand and the baby’s head hit the bed. It wasn’t the first time he would grab my neck and torment me.
He had beaten me a couple of times. But the last beating came with, ‘you are finished!’ he said he was done with me…I loaned him N500, 000 and when trouble started and I needed money to feed the kids, I asked him for the money. That was when he beat me, held my neck and said he was going to kill me and that I was finished. When he released me, I told him he was not God and that I was not finished. He packed out of the house and checked into a hotel.”.
Muma Gee said she had no regrets in putting her carrier on hold, adding that she wanted to shut down her old brand and build a new one, a plan she says she’s currently executing.
Omaku Josephine Ananeyi is a Journalist with keen interest in social reformation, a spontaneous writer, an impulsive reader, and a talker. She currently writes for Ghafla Nigeria.
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March 28, 2019