LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Popular Nollywood actress, Victoria Inyama has recounted how her estranged husband, Godwin Okrim always beats her up whenever his football club, Manchester United loses a match.
The couple got married in 2003 but their union hit the rocks in 2018 when Inyama opened up about suffering abuse.
In a recent interview with Chude Jideonwo, the media entrepreneur, the actress recounted the distressing moments in her marriage.
She revealed that her pastors advised her to pray for her husband’s temper and to tread carefully around him.
She explained that her husband would become violent whenever Manchester United (Man U), his favourite football team, lost a match.
Inyama said this led her to develop resentment towards the team, especially now that they are divorced.
She added that she experiences a sense of relief whenever Man U suffers a defeat, as it serves as a reminder that she has escaped abuse.
“I remember in my marriage my pastors would always tell me, ‘pray about his temper,” Inyama told Chude.
“You know he has a hot temper; keep praying for him. And you too, if you know that he is going to get upset then move’.
“I told my pastor one day that this guy beat me because his football team lost to another.
“He went and punched the TV, and I just said something like ‘Ah what are we going to be watching now?’
“And he turned on me like, ‘Is it your father’s TV?’ And I took the pain.
“That is why I hate Man U because of the number of beatings.
“So now when there is a football match and Man U loses, I am like, ‘Thank God today would have been a beating day’.”