Is this a joke or what?? Nollywood actor, Solomon Akiyesi, who earned the infamous name ‘serial husband’ has denied that he ever attempted to marry another lady whilst still legally married to another. Last year, precisely April 13, a big drama played out as Solomon attempted to marry another lady known as Uloma in Lagos, while he was still married. He left his base in Port-Harcourt and told his wife, Lilian, he was coming down to Lagos to shoot a movie, while in actual fact, he was coming down to get married to another woman. Lilian found out about his plan and came down to Lagos with friends and family. The wedding was disrupted when Solomon and Uloma were about to take their vows in church. The funny thing about this is that Solomon married Lilian without divorcing a lady he was previously married to, known as Ezinne. So the marriage ceremony which Lilian disrupted, is actually the third for him.
Now Solomon has denied the whole drama and even said that all that happened was a combination of factors, both spiritual and physical. Read excerpts from his new interview with Encomium:
‘Let me explain this, I was not going to wed anyone. It is not possible to wed another woman when you have a subsisting marriage. My wife…my ex wife and the woman I was purportedly marrying knew why we did what we did on April 13 2013. But the story became so crafted to look like I was actually going to marry another woman. I took all the shame and shut my mouth. Maybe one day the truth will be revealed. But who would marry a woman in Africa without paying the bride price and other traditional rites? And maybe proper court process. I challenge anyone to come out and say I did any of those processes on another woman beyond my wife. Which of my family members was there at the so called wedding? Who can stand and say I gave them a wedding invitation for April 13 2013? I did not marry or attempt to marry another woman as overblown by idle minds. I am a man and if I felt my wife no longer served her purpose in my life, I would disengage through due process and marry somebody else. After all I have seen men who would bring in another woman even into their matrimonial home while the original marriage subsist. Did I do such? No I didn’t. What happened on April 13 2013 was a combination of factors, both spiritual and physical. Whoever will use that against me may as well do that a million times and perpetually dwell on that. I have no apology.’
On that issue, let me say this is the first time I will ever grant an interview. I was shocked to see a lot of Idle bloggers and magazines or newspapers claiming I said this and that in an interview with them. Okay yes, the issue has been sorted out.
Its not abnormal to have marital upset here and there but I guess being an actor made mine worse, giving room for wannabe bloggers, magazine and newspapers to feast on my misfortune. We are not married anymore, we have gone our separate ways.
Our legal marriage was consummated in 2007, so we were together for six years
I was not the one who opted out of the marriage. My father in-law pressurized my wife to leave the marriage or he would disown her. Her level of misunderstanding of marriage also made it worse. So she had to align with her father.
Everybody went their separate way that day and I haven’t seen her or spoken with her since then.
I have no regret at all because a missed step can actually quicken your speed.
I am not used to family fighting my course. I have been a one man riot squad for years. I was born a warrior. I fight my battles and I win. Besides, I cannot say I come from that family that is so bonded.
I don’t really know.
Friendship then understanding
I don’t know if searching is the word but you and I know I deserve a home and a family to run home to after work