Nigerian actor and media personality, Chinedu Ani Emmanuel, popularly known as Nedu, has said the concept of marriage is dead as it is now a poverty alleviation scheme for some women.
He made the statement against the backdrop of the divorce saga between Moroccan footballer, Achraf Hakimi and his Spanish wife, Hiba Abouk.
In a video he shared on his Instagram page, Nedu claimed that Abouk married Hakimi because she envisaged that after some years in the relationship, she would seek divorce and leave with half of his fortune.
He added that the richest woman in the world today got her wealth through a divorce.
He said, “I no know if una don see that video or the message or the pictures of that PSG footballer wey them dey call Hakimi wey e be say him be 24-year-old and his wife dey ask for divorce. And the divorce wey she dey ask for, she dey talk say 50 percent of wettin the guy get make them give her.
“You see say marriage don die? In fact, if people believe anything for marriage before, the thing wey dey go on now with marriage for inside the whole world, people no want enter marriage again. Na most women, some of una, na e dey make some people no want enter marriage because una don turn the thing to poverty alleviation scheme.”
Recall that Nedu’s marriage to his wife, Uzoamaka Ohiri hit the rock in 2018.
In 2021, the comic actor accused his ex-wife of paternity fraud, saying their first son is not his.
However, Uzoamaka in an interview said the paternity of their son was never a “secret”, insisting that the actor was aware that she came into the marriage with pregnancy from her previous relationship.