Renowned Kenyan singer Judith Nyambura, better known as Avril, has reactivated her Instagram account, approximately a week after deactivating it.
The ‘Nikimuna’ hitmaker abruptly closed her account, boasting nearly two million followers, last Wednesday following accusations of abuse against her co-parent, J Blessing.
On Tuesday, Avril’s account resurfaced, and she promptly shared an announcement regarding a classical music festival in Nairobi, featuring her alongside other veteran Kenyan artists, including Jua Cali, Mr. Lenny, Pilipili, and Jimwat.
“Old skul vibe on December 2nd #SaveTheDate,” Avril captioned the promotional poster.
Last Tuesday, Avril sparked concern among her fans after posting disturbing photographs of her face bearing apparent bruise marks, hinting at physical abuse by J Blessing.
Subsequently, the mother of one addressed the situation, clarifying her reasons for publicly disclosing her private struggles.
Avril later expressed forgiveness towards J Blessing for any past incidents and encouraged her fans to extend the same grace.
“I acknowledge that our seven-year relationship and our journey as parents to a beautiful little boy has been fraught with challenges, leading to conflicts that escalated into physical altercations,” she stated.
“We recognize the need for positive change and are committed to seeking support and learning more effective communication and conflict resolution strategies. Our shared goal is to foster a harmonious environment and provide mutual support, fostering understanding and personal growth,” Avril added.
In his defense, J Blessing acknowledged one of the images shared by Avril as an incident that occurred in the past.
“I deeply regret the harm I have caused Avril or anyone else. I acknowledge my wrongdoing, but I would like to clarify a few points,” J Blessing stated.
“Approximately a year ago, we engaged in a physical altercation, resulting in injuries for both of us. I immediately sought medical attention for Avril that day. I take full responsibility for that moment of weakness. One of the pictures she posted is from that incident,” he added.
The video producer further revealed that he and Avril had mutually agreed to end their relationship following the recent incident.