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Etinosa Idemudia Speaks On Drug Abuse, Domestic Violence And Marriage; Says “I Got Addicted To Drugs To Escape My Ex-Husband’s Abuse”

Domestic violence continues to be a trendy topic in most parts of the world today, and Award-winning Nollywood actress Etinosa Idemudia recently revealed that she used illicit substances to escape her estranged husband’s abuses at 22. She suffered brutal domestic violence from her ex, who almost killed her.

At 22, she found herself trapped in a relationship marred by physical and emotional horrors. To escape, she turned to illicit substances to numb the pain and find solace. The depths of despair she reached were unimaginable, but it is a miracle that she survived those dark days when death seemed like an ever-present shadow. Etinosa’s courageous decision to share her story is a powerful reminder that behind the dark truths of her marriage, there is hope and a chance to escape the cycle of abuse and pain.

Etinosa Idemudia Speaks On Drug Abuse, Domestic Violence And Marriage; Says “I Got Addicted To Drugs To Escape My Ex-Husband’s Abuse”, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024

The thespian shared her fear of her ex-husband, who was consumed by insecurities and anger. She experienced physical and emotional abuse from him, leaving behind visible and invisible scars. It took immense courage to break free from his clutches and escape the cycle of abuse. Despite feeling trapped and isolated, she now realizes her strength lies in sharing her story and empowering others facing similar struggles. She aims to raise awareness about domestic violence and advocate for change, standing tall as a survivor and inspiring others to do the same.

“It [the domestic violence] got to a point where I was on drugs. Whenever he [my ex-husband] is coming home, normally, as a woman, you should be happy that your husband is coming home, but I just starched up and doped up so that no matter what he says, no matter what he’s doing, I’m just looking at him. Just so that there would be peace.”

Etinosa Idemudia Speaks On Drug Abuse, Domestic Violence And Marriage; Says “I Got Addicted To Drugs To Escape My Ex-Husband’s Abuse”, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024

After praying and fasting, the actress left her toxic marriage, recognizing that love alone wasn’t enough. Despite facing the unknown, she prioritized her well-being and rebuilt her life. This journey of self-discovery and healing led to happiness and fulfilment, living life on her terms, surrounded by love and positivity. According to Etinosa, the decision to leave was one of the best she has ever made.

“I was green, I no know anything. I was a mumu. I was 22 when I got married. My ex-husband told me, “I’m not your friend; I’m your lord.”

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