The social media was awash last weekend with the story of how veteran movie director/producer, the highly respected Tade Ogidan ALLEGEDLY beat his wife and injured her on her forehead. But what many do not know, however, is that that was not the whole story.
Below is first-hand details of what actually happened between him and his wife:
OluFamous.Com got Mr Tade Ogidan himself to react to the issue, through a close associate and it would interest you to know that the man didn’t beat his wife, who is the mother of his three children, as has been widely reported in the media.
Tade Ogidan and his wife, Yewande, are both shocked as to how the story of their ALLEGED fight got to the media, as they say nothing of such happened in their family. She actually had a minor accident at her husband’s office which led to the cut on her face.
So what really happened? Here is what Mr Tade Ogidan told OluFamous.Com source:
“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 home.
Yewande and the kids came to spend time with me in the office. When it was late, no NEPA, and there 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 story.
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.”
Hope you guys now know that the man is not a monster and didn’t beat his wife as had been alleged?