A few weeks ago, actresses Remi Surutu and Faithia Balogun engaged in a brawl at a burial ceremony hosted by London-based celebrity, Bamidele Omosehin in Lagos.
Kemi Filani recalls that at the party, a misunderstanding which broke out between 2 popular actresses, veteran actress, Remi Oshodi popularly known as Remi Surutu who was seated on a side of the hall and Faithia Balogun became a mini pandemonium until concerned guests waded in to separate them and frayed nerves calmed.
Viral reports had claimed then that Remi Surutu has been having grudges with Faithia Balogun because of her “disrespectful” act and she has vowed to teach her some lessons. Other rumor mongers added that Faithia Balogun has been romantically linked with the London based celebrant whom Remi regards, as her younger brother. Some even said actress Iyabo Ojo must have fed Remi Surutu with many of Faithia Balogun’s alleged escapades, as the two are not also in good terms.
Well, Actress Remi Surutu in a chat with City People, has now briefly revealed why she slapped Faithia Balogun, adding that she doesn’t have any regret attacking her. She further revealed how she once housed Faithia and her ex-husband Saidi Balogun but had to chase them out her house when they won’t stop fighting.
In her words:
“My fight with Fathia Williams started when I began hearing all manner of jargons, she was saying about me. I heard she’s been going about running me down in the presence of many of our colleagues and movie producers. She’s messing up big time and somebody needed to put her in a place where she belongs.
“This is the person I took in like a sister. We were very close when she joined the industry. I can say it boldly that I was instrumental to her relationship with Saidi Balogun then. They were both living with me in Magodo. I had to send them out because they always fight, and they almost injured my mum.
“I don’t know why she suddenly grow that hatred for me and started running me down. Till date, I still can not say what I’ve done to deserve that from her. There are so many other things she did that I can’t say here.”
“Faithia is so full of herself, probably because they used to deceive her, by calling her the Queen of all the Actresses, “Pelu awon tani”. I decided to confront her and deal with her at that event, because somebody needed to call her to order. And God saved her that day and thank God for the intervention of other colleagues around. I told her “if you move closer to me, I will break bottle on your head”
When people started calling us to settle it amicably, I told them I am not ready to settle anything with her, and I don’t feel remorseful for attacking her. I have no regret at all, she’s really messing up and she needed to be put in her place”.