Yoruba Nollywood actor Ibrahim Yekini, known as Itele, has revealed his side of the story after numerous backlash from netizens.
Kemi Filani recalls that a controversial blogger called out the actor over his irresponsible behaviour toward the children from his previous marriage.
The details released by Gist Lover alleged that Itele abandoned four children with his second wife after the first one left due to the abuse she suffered.
Numerous allegations have followed suit. Gist Lover had also alleged that he had an affair with his colleague, Tope Solaja and is currently having one with an upcoming actress, Debankee.
Kemi Filani reported that gist lover reached out to Itele’s second wife to confirm the reports making rounds about him. However, his second wife revealed dirty secrets about him when she revealed that her children had been at home for over a week because of unpaid school fees.
“Hello tueh tueh, away from all the cruise and vawulence, let’s be serious now, this is a voice note from the second wife, she said and I quote “Itele children has been at home since last week because she doesn’t have enough money for feeding and school fees, today been Monday again she had to lock them in the house to avoid the shame of them roaming the street without going to school on a Monday morning, she also went further to say she didn’t go to Dubai to do olosho ooo Na house help she go do for Oman” this one breaks my heart in as much as I know, if I tell GLB NATION to contribute for those kids now now, we will raise over a million for them, but I won’t tell them to, for the first time we won’t help, I mean, y’all are public figures, which day for here you buy keep, small time una go rent hall do another naming whereas pikin wey una born before hunger dey catch am, GLB Nation sef get their own wahala wey them go use money for, ni he say we no fit spare some for una but y’all should take responsibility for once, we understand say papaya Na Omo 2003 wey never get sense Na why we give her papa money, how about you Itele??? You are over 40, in your mid forties and you dey live life like this your 2nd wife dey do house help, them pursue children come house cause of school fees, first wife pikin dey go public school, yet you carry 3side chics out for body, small time you go come IG come dey do big boy with filter and Ava made Gucci, have some shame man, I ever dey cruise before but seeing situation of things, it’s really sad, you can’t be mean to your wives and children wey no get sin, na Jeje them dey before una knock bring them come this world, have some shame, GLB Nation I am sorry we won’t be giving anybody money this time but make una go him page go help me beg am make him take responsibility of those kids, the 1st and second wife kids, the third wife dey there dey fight side chics up and down and won’t advise the oloko giveaway man to care for his kids, all these oloriburuku side chics too be doing the most, all of una go dey alright but first thing first, take care of those kids or you jam agbako.”
Following these updates, Itele took to Instagram to debunk reports of his irresponsibility. He disclosed that he pays an allowance of 70 thousand naira to his children’s mother despite not being sure if he fathered three out of the four children.
The actor also clarified that he is a God-fearing man who has never neglected any of his responsibilities.
Reacting to this, netizens dragged Itele for spitting lies online about catering for his children’s needs. The actor was bashed for not opting for DNA when he had doubts about the children’s paternity instead of abandoning them.