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I advised my mum to divorce my dad- Asa


Queen of Soul and worldwide music star, Bukola Elemide, popularly often called Asa, has revealed how she suggested her mom to divorce her father, who handed away in 2016.

The 39-year-old music star spoke about her father’s violent nature in episode 9 of Bounce Radio’s “BlackBox” with media character and TV host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.

Based on her, the deceased cameraman would typically abuse her mom and provides his youngsters too arduous a hand.

“He is strict and disciplined. I take that, however what I am not is the way in which he raised us. He was a disciplinary and, sure, abusive to my mom. With the youngsters, he overdid it to maintain us straight It was too complicated,” she stated.

“You’re keen on after which hate. I discovered myself unstable round him. I noticed that he mistreated my mom. It has bothered me for years. For some time I believed all males had been like that, till my grandfather, who has been along with his spouse for 50 years, stated no.

“I stated to my mom, ‘hey, girl, what are you doing right here? You must depart’. I used to be a bit of lady and he or she did not pay attention. I believed, if that is it, I do not wish to get married. Trying again, I feel they weren’t appropriate.”

The singer additionally revealed that her mom later left her father in a shock divorce that her late father briefly blamed her (Asa).

“He liked my music. He’s proud. He learn the information and confirmed off with associates. At some point he stated to me, ‘If you happen to’re not beat up, you will not be so profitable. It is as a result of I disciplined you.’ I used to be like, ‘Wow, what about Mother?’” Asa stated.

“Me and my older brother, we had been the experimental [siblings]. My brother turned resistant to the beating, however I did not wish to be touched. When my mom realized she was prepared, she referred to as us to go on a visit.

“She stated we weren’t coming again. This was in Jos. We left father there and got here again to Lagos. He discovered we had left him. It took months of planning and I checked out mother like, ‘when did you get up?’

“Daddy was mad at us. He stated I used to be there. He took it out on me. There have been issues I want I would instructed him he did not see. I did inform him a number of issues and he simply stuttered. It took braveness. I used to be afraid of him, even on the cellphone.”

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