movie director/producer, the highly respected Tade Ogidan beats
his wife and recently injured her on her forehead – Tade Ogidan in a telephone conversation has denied the accusations and he has this to say:
“Thanks for your concern. I just got back to Lagos from a trip abroad.
It was Friday night in London that my phone started to ring off the hook
with the news of this publication.
Anyone who knows me near well enough or even well enough will know that I
CAN NEVER HIT A WOMAN. It just cant happen! If anyone ever upset me, I
simply walk away or take a drive.
A friend of my woman whom they’ve been in rivalry from school days did
that to mess her up. I only arrived to start to get a fairly clear gist
of how this came to be. Yewande didn’t post the document. In fact,
she’s been inconsolable since this publication. She is been crying
endlessly. She is lost for what to do.
This is what happened:
Yewande is like a tomboy. She can play rough.
We were all in my
office, the day after Children’s day. I have been quite busy at work
because of the reality show we are working on. That means I am not home
everyday. Our major location is far along the Ajah axis; far from my
Yewande and the kids came to spend time with me in the office. When it
was late, no NEPA, and the attempts to get the gen working [failed],
she was ready to go home with the kids.
My little 5 year old girl was screaming that she didnt want to leave
yet. Her mother insisted. The little girl ran into my office and shut
the door to prevent her mom from taking her. I told Yewande to give her
time. You know how mothers can be with their kids.
She insisted that they should leave as she didnt want to drive late. I blocked the door so she can give the girl a reprieve. She was playfully pulling me off the door. She does things like that all the time. She
lost her grip and staggered into that three seater wrought iron chair
in the open office. She obviously hit the ridge of her nose on the steel
arm of that chair. The cut was managed.
She models and had obviously taken a photo of her face, for posterity (something to laugh at another time). One
of her old school friends, with whom she’s had rivalry from school
days, stole the photo from another friend of hers and went viral with
that damaging story. The obvious intention is to mess her up.
Sadly, one is caught in the firing line. This has created such a stress
for her, our family, my workers, my friends, and most especially me. You can imagine me having to spend time to explain this to everyone who knows me and finds this strange! Painfully for me, there are just so many people that I can attempt to explain this to.
She was quite worried that she’s been running all over to ask how to manage this.
Before I got back from the trip, she gave an explanation to another
friend of hers to publish on the site that first sent out the false
Everybody is trying to manage her, so she wont affect her health from the outcome of this. That is what happened.
I HAVE NEVER HIT A WOMAN, AND I JUST CANT. I counsel people who have
issues and they respect me greatly for the wisdom I bring to the table.
People in and outside this society hold me in high regard. I am ALWAYS
mindful of anything I do anywhere.
This is a major distraction for me as I spend quality time to explain
the situation to all who reach out to me (from all over the world).
Thanks for reaching out.”
Meanwhile this is what his wife told SDK when asked how she got the nose injury “I Had an accident with my honda three weeks ago but i am
fine now, it was minor. I hit my head on the steering wheel when a mini
van hit my car from behind.my husband is even in the UK right now and he
did not abuse me in any way. I am not defending him, if anyone has done
anything to me, I will speak out. I am very well aware of domestic
violence and I urge you to go on with your campaign against it but i was
not assaulted by my loving husband – I was taking my kids to school and there was a gallop and a mini van hit
me from behind,it was my fault because I didn’t have my seat belt on. Tade ogidan cannot hurt a fly, I am not defending him but that’s how he is. My Tade would never hit a woman, he is far older than me and he treats me like a baby”.
Lol, so who is the liar…two different accounts of how she got the nose injury…smh!