Etinosa Idemudia, a Nollywood actress, has admitted that she used drugs as a way to escape her abusive ex-husband.
She said that after getting married at age 22, her ex subjected her to severe domestic abuse to the point that she nearly died.
The actress revealed this during an interview with prominent media personality Chude Jideonwo.
She claimed she feared her ex-husband.
“It [the demostic violence] got to a point where I was on drugs. Whenever he [my ex-husband] is coming home, normally as a woman you should be happy that your husband is coming home but I would just starched up and doped up so that no matter what he says, no matter what he’s doing, I’m just looking at him. Just so that there would be peace.”
The Edo-born actress said she eventually left the marriage after her ceaseless praying and fasting didn’t change her husband.
“I was green, I no know anything. I was a mumu. I was 22 when I got married. My ex-husband told me that ‘I’m not your friend, I’m your lord.”