According to Sun News, Mr. Edwin Ezeonu, former husband to veteran actress, Ngozi Ezeonu, is not a happy man. He is indeed sad and devastated.
Ezeonu is not lamenting that his marriage to Ngozi broke down irretrievably many years ago; rather he is infuriated and up in arms with his former wife for trampling on his right and honour as a man.
A few weeks ago, Ezeonu’s only daughter from Ngozi, Ogechukwu Edwina Ezeonu got married at a glamorous wedding ceremony held in Asaba, Delta State. But the father of the bride was missing in action. He was kept in the dark and denied the right and joy of giving the hand of his only daughter out in marriage.
However, Inside Nollywood met with the aggrieved father and he maintained that as long as he is concerned, his daughter, Ogechukwu, is unmarried.
Ezeonu emphasised that being a native of Nnobi with his estranged wife, Ngozi hailing from Ogbunike, both in Anambra State, having his daughter’s traditional marriage in Delta State was an abomination and therefore a nullity.
“I’m a real son of the soil in Igboland and I am knowledgeable enough about Igbo traditional marriage. In Anambra State where I come from, a woman does not and has no right whatsoever to give out a fellow woman’s hand in marriage. It is abomination and taboo. As such, Ngozi Denis Ikpelue has no legitimate right and authority to give out my daughter, Ogechukwu’s hand in marriage. As long as I am concerned and also the entire family of Ezeonu and his kindred are concerned, Ogechukwu is not married. What happened in Asaba, Delta State on February 15, 2020 was a movie shoot!” he said, brimming with anger.
Ezeonu recalled how his marriage to Ngozi crashed back in 2013. Hear him: “I came back home one day from work and met an empty house, without any prior notice. As I got home that fateful day, my landlady told me that Ngozi had packed out of the house, taking the children along with her. Few weeks before that, I had insinuated that she was putting up a new apartment. I summoned her and warned her against dividing the family. But she never listened.
“I gave Ngozi all the supports and encouragements she needed to boost her career as a seasoned actress, yet she never valued all my efforts. She also never contributed a dime to the upkeep of the house and wellbeing of the children. Even after they left, I still catered for my kids: school fees, foodstuff and all. I’m devastated that my only daughter would do this to me. Ngozi should also desist from using my surname. We are divorced.”
As at the time of going to press, all phone calls and text messages sent to Ngozi Ezeonu for her reaction, were not answered.