Ghanaian Afro-pop and Dancehall artiste, Vera Hamenoo Kpeda popularly referred to as MzVee has backed actress Tonto Dikeh for opening up about her marital abuse. Tonto Dikeh in an interview few weeks ago spoke about her failed marriage to her estranged husband, Oladunni Churchill and the ordeal she had to endure during the marriage.
During the interview, Tonto Dikeh insisted that she suffered domestic violence while she was with her husband.
“The domestic violence is real. How I lived to suffer it and go through it over and over again, I do not understand. A lot of people have blamed me. A lot of people have said a lot of things. I stayed back in my marriage, not because of my child, but because I loved my husband with all of my heart. I stayed because he begged me to stay a couple of times,” the beautiful actress revealed with tears in her eyes.
MzVee, who made an appearance on the award-winning Celebrity Fanzone last Saturday on GHOne TV, expressed her support for the actress arguing that it will help a lot more other people come out to share their abuses in marriage.
“I am happy she came out like that because if you have that many people following you and you are able to speak up on something like this like Jessica said, a lot of people will follow.”
MzVee however rejected arguments that Tonto Dikeh is sharing too much of her personal life after she doubled down on her claim in several Tweets on Instagram last week.
MzVee argued, “If she’s been able to keep this story for this long, I don’t think she had it in mind to come and tell everybody every single thing that had happened and for her to be saying all these outrageous things, people must have been saying too many things to make her just go and keep going and going…”
Jessica Opare Saforo, co-host of Celebrity Fanzone also backed Tonto Dikeh for coming out but cautioned against sharing too much of our private lives on social media.
“If she is able to come out the way she did, to tell her story, she’s opened a whole box of the people who go through domestic violence. I think that she is saying too much. As people, we need to measure what we share. We share too much. It is the like the need to share every aspect of our lives on social media is blinding us from what actually matters,” Jessica cautioned.