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Trivializing Spousal Abuse? “We Were Just Having Fun” – Nigerian Musician K-Solo & his wife Kikelomo retract Wife Beating Allegations

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In June 2012, Kikelomo Oyeniyi, wife of Nigerian musician K-Solo (Solomon Oyeniyi) granted Nigerian weekly tabloid City People an exclusive interview. In the interview, she revealed intimate details about her relationship with her husband including how they met (on Facebook), how he reportedly scammed another woman online, how she paid for their wedding, how he stole from her and finally how he incessantly physically assaulted her in public (According to Kike, K-Solo beat her up at Shoprite after an argument over wine glasses) and at home (he reportedly threw a washing machine at her). The assault resulted in a miscarriage and according to Kike’s account, K-Solo prevented her from obtaining medical assistance. Click HERE to read the interview via LIB.

She also released photographs of her battered face and confirmed that the case had been reported to the Police authorities.

K-Solo responded by releasing a statement

Over the past three days, I have been inundated with phone calls, text messages and emails from fans, friends, family members and well wishers from all over Nigeria and abroad over allegations of wife battery, assault and thievery by my wife, Mrs. Kikelomo Oyeniyi, as contained in an interview she granted City People Magazine.
I make bold to say that as much as no union is without its own trials and tribulations, I have never laid hands on my wife and will never because have got sisters and a mother.

I am a hardworking young man that has been in the music industry for over a decade and do not need any woman’s wealth to live. This is our own trying time and we would surmount it one way or the other.

Mistakes have been made and they would be redressed, God willing. Let no man be the judge of another man’s deeds or misdeeds, let God and law take their courses. I hereby implore everybody to please appreciate and understand that this is a very difficult moment for me and my immediate family and would not wish to comment on this issue any further.

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Fast forward a few months, now the couple seems to have reconciled and as illustrated by this Channels TV interview, they have reconciled and all is forgotten. In Kikelomo’s words, “We Were Just Having Fun

We are talking about this because spousal abuse/domestic violence is a big issue in Nigeria. We hope cases such as this do not undermine or trivialize the struggles that real victims face.

85 Comments

  1. revivedafrikana

    August 28, 2012 at 12:27 am

    wow just having fun, wow he will beat you again madam
    http://www.sweetmothermag.com

  2. Cool

    August 28, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Liar liar pants on fire.

  3. Ola

    August 28, 2012 at 12:38 am

    The wife’s attitude doesn’t convince me. Asin are these people sick, who are they fooling. Nigga even mentioned that he has a movie coming to the cinemas. lol
    Awon people yii ti fa’gbo mehn – which kain life

  4. MeeT

    August 28, 2012 at 12:41 am

    It is disgusting to say the least.

  5. Ms E

    August 28, 2012 at 12:44 am

    too bad for nigerian women who are in abusive relationships and keep going back

  6. Person pikin

    August 28, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Would they not have sounded more sensible if they came out to say they had put their differences aside and reconciled? What rubbish?

  7. sealed lips

    August 28, 2012 at 12:46 am

    This is a stupid couple. What kind of prank do u claim you were plaing tying to get attention or did you guys make up and are just trying to cover up? ”eyes rolling” …Movie my foot…Pls what is acaly is it a new slang in Naija or is he trying to pronouce the word ‘ACTUALLY’?

  8. Layo

    August 28, 2012 at 12:49 am

    I feel so sorry for this here woman. What on earth could he possibly have said to convince her to partake in this mess. She needs help and FAST! And I also hope domestic violence is not undermined because of idiots like these. How dare you make domestic violence a laughing matter? Disgusting!

  9. sealed lips

    August 28, 2012 at 12:53 am

    This is a stupid couple. What kind of prank do u claim you were playing. Was it a plot to seek attention or damage control. Anyway na una sabi .
    ”eyes rolling” ……… Just curious oooo I hope I wont be crucified, pls what is acaly is it new slang in Naija or is he trying to pronounce the word ‘ACTUALLY’?

    • Annie

      August 28, 2012 at 1:24 am

      Lol it’s ibadan accent

  10. lilly

    August 28, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Mschewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…….#SMH

  11. Mujer Casada

    August 28, 2012 at 1:51 am

    These types of statements and events are the product of stark illiteracy and blatant + celebrated ignorance.

    • meme

      August 28, 2012 at 11:46 am

      True talk, soon, i mean very soon, we will hear then with the most shocking and interesting story about the illiterate wife and foolish husband, who are both fooling them self and ignorantly mocking their families in the country, soon and i say soon again

  12. ibinike

    August 28, 2012 at 2:09 am

    She obviously needs help. Check out her facial expression when her hubby was talking. Something smells like spoilt fish! Anyway as u lay ur bed u lie on it.

  13. brittany

    August 28, 2012 at 2:16 am

    the next time she wont come out alive…she will go and regret in her graveyard!!

  14. L.A Chick

    August 28, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Yeye people, una sabi wetin dey worry u!! I no blame him sef, na the wife I blame, yuar mama carry u for 9 months for u to turn into someonelse punshing bag just for fun, mschewwwww!

  15. gimmer

    August 28, 2012 at 3:01 am

    we all know its not a prank and that that there will be part two to this story. let’s just pray they are not picking up her body parts the next time we hear about this couple

  16. igbo canadian

    August 28, 2012 at 3:06 am

    this couple needs serious help and i aint talking no psychologist will make it worse. They need a good pastor for counselling. She needs to put her prayer cap on her home is under attack marriage is a convenant. So it only prayer and God that can change this home. Goodluck to you kike. But call a spade a spade abeg! It was no acting it was LIVE!

  17. Anonymous

    August 28, 2012 at 3:11 am

    This is just disgusting! Who makes light of domestic violence?! these people are clearly illiterates, and the woman really needs to wise up and get out…better to be a single mom to “prince” k-solo than a dead mother.

  18. bee

    August 28, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Very useless couple no ambition mtsheeeeWw

  19. omoibo

    August 28, 2012 at 3:33 am

    It was not a prank, his sorry arse is attempting to salvage his music carrier…….Sorry for his wife because surely there will be another ass-whooping down the line by the wolf & when she cries wolf nobody will come to her rescue…SMH

  20. Janet

    August 28, 2012 at 3:38 am

    This is just very pathetic. Do they think we are stupid enough to believe it was a prank? Even to say they reconciled for the fact she is pregnant would have been better than this cock and bull story they tried to say. RORBISH!!! Let’s pray for that Kike girl o, you know the saying “when a man lays his hands on a woman once, he will do it many times after…”

  21. ify

    August 28, 2012 at 3:39 am

    you can see how uneasy his wife is. All this is staged.nonsense!!!

  22. Yemisi

    August 28, 2012 at 3:51 am

    This is such BS….hiss hiss..prank my @$$……

  23. piskit

    August 28, 2012 at 4:02 am

    gbogbo iya! ( meaning all the suffering in the whole world) is what this woman has signed up for with her husband. this is too silly. she’s apologizing to their fans!! ( who dem be sef?who dash dem fans?) Hmmmm fellow women please voice out o, speak up against abuse, dont be party to such pretence, tomoro may be too late.

  24. jennietobbie

    August 28, 2012 at 4:17 am

    oh dayyyuuuummmm!!! Hot mess much!

  25. purplepearl

    August 28, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Can’t fool me, i wish u luck madam

  26. lol

    August 28, 2012 at 4:32 am

    coming here to tell us it a prank bcuz we luk ode abi..dis is just d beginning of d battering. i actually don’t feel sorry 4 u..olori k-solo ko smh..it d kid i feel for he would ve 2 deal wiv u guys crap

  27. Anon

    August 28, 2012 at 4:43 am

    This is exactly why I don’t feel bad for women who are in abusive relationship or domestic violence. They are adults, and they should keep their scars, swollen faces etc to themselves next time. Please, if anything happens again, don’t come out seeking the public to feel pity for you because you are obviously enjoying your life getting beat up.

  28. ?

    August 28, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Kikelomo looks like she is trying to protect her husband and his family. But what will she be teaching her unborn child if its a girl? That it is okay to stay in an abusive relationship?

  29. temmY

    August 28, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Madam dIs time around u ve signed ur death warrant I bet u. For accepting dis camouflage with hiM shows ur re dead

  30. LPS

    August 28, 2012 at 5:35 am

    I think both of them deserves hot slap each for even thinking we the public will buy this crappy story. The lady deserves double dose of that hot slap shm
    http://personalstuvs.blogspot.com

  31. Woman against domestic violence

    August 28, 2012 at 5:38 am

    I am shocked to say the least.Its appaling and disturbing that learned people such as this can condescend so low as to fabricate a big fat lie to cover up an issue so serious as such.I particularly weep for the lady.You are a disgrace to womanhood.You would have saved yourselves the verbal humiliation you are receiving from the public by simply owning up and inform everyone that you are working seriously on making your marriage work and ksolo is also enlisting in a an anger management program. As a woman, you hold the ace in the home and you should try to tidy your home in a proper man and not making a nuisance of yourselves.

  32. kim

    August 28, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Two fools. Lol nd who cares? Mtchewwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  33. Zsa zsa

    August 28, 2012 at 5:55 am

    “acally, acally”…. Concentrated bush man! And as for the woman… Only the the good lord can deliver her. Infact I’m too mad to make a sensible comment.

  34. chi

    August 28, 2012 at 5:58 am

    they should just say they made up. how can they say nothing happend? i hope he doesnt beat her again..cus some women do anything to stay married. i pray we dont hear any sad stories and they are able to make it work.

  35. chi

    August 28, 2012 at 6:31 am

    ahh! i just read the city people interview.. is she trying to get ehr self killed? her family should help her before we hear she is dead..i doubt this k solo can make a 360degrees change especially when he is lying that it was all and act…if he had really changed he would at least admit that he did wrong and say he was a change man.. kikelome better run for your life …is it by force to stay married? so many nigerian women make this mistake and pay dearly for it…run kike run!

  36. F to the B

    August 28, 2012 at 6:45 am

    retards!

  37. R

    August 28, 2012 at 6:48 am

    This is ridiculous. I hope she stays alive and well…

  38. Anny

    August 28, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Ridic!!

  39. huh?

    August 28, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Try to raise his dead career,by lOoking for cheap publicity.what is into self,no wonder the wife paid for his bill

  40. BIMBY

    August 28, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Having fun you say Mrs. K-Solo? We’ll soon know who is fooling who in a couple of months. I hope will be alive to tell the story ooo.

  41. melzy

    August 28, 2012 at 8:26 am

    rubbish! dey tink we are dumb rite.

  42. bbb

    August 28, 2012 at 8:27 am

    hiss shame on them… !!! horrible and awful.. silly couples

  43. Desire

    August 28, 2012 at 8:42 am

    To think i felt sorry for this silly woman, i pity her. Now she cant even come out if he abuses her again, and he will. Two sad individuals. *smh

  44. Mr. Happylife

    August 28, 2012 at 8:44 am

    I think she want to save her home but having fun is not the right word!

  45. sharon

    August 28, 2012 at 8:58 am

    justt 1 word for the lady is ‘STUPIDITY’

  46. Ready

    August 28, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Awon oponu. Idiots aiyeraiye. First of all, the nerve. These idiots consider themselves important enough to play a prank on Nigerians…e so ara yin di national entertainers abi? As for the babe, let him kill you o, sogbo. When he kills you, ehn, we will all just have fun. I don’t know who their intended movie audience is, but e no fit be me or any sensible Nigerian. Odikwa very stupid…tres tres stupid.

    • smith

      August 29, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      rotflmao

  47. naijasportsgists

    August 28, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I hope they are not fooling themselves.
    http://naijasportsgists.wordpress.com/

  48. gimmer

    August 28, 2012 at 9:23 am

    lmao..so just watched the video. the woman’s facial expression says it all. the dude actually believes he didnt beat her. the chic is sitting there hoping things will change now that she has co-starred in this horrible movie production. i can’t wait for part two of this soap opera…i pray no fatality sha

  49. smiley

    August 28, 2012 at 9:26 am

    its sad to see another woman falling a victim of k-solo again. this same guy was married to a friend’s elder sister. after the introduction, she even went as far as tattoo-ing a music symbol on her left upper arm with the name K-SOLO beneath it. after 2yrs on incessant beating she moved back to her parent’s house. infact it is common knowledge that his hobby is wife battery. when news of this incident got out, we felt if the new wife wasnt aware before atleast now she knows. but she apparently thinks its fun. we yorubas say “pasan ti a fi na iyale owa lori aja” the stick wey dem take beat 1st wife stil dey rooftop for new bride. her face never swell until she dies before she sabi as e dey go!

    • gimmer

      August 28, 2012 at 10:04 am

      that’s the problem with women in general…we always feel invincible and tend to generally assume our man’s “ex” is the crazy one. until we start seeing the same pattern and then we start looking for the ex…meanwhile, the ex is the first person we should be doing investigation on. me o i am paranoid like that…i send my spies to interview the ex and see if na amicable breakup or psycho tendency breakup. that’s a woman’s best source of information right there…your man’s ex. no matter how bitter she seems, its your JOB to seek the truth and try to understand what made them part ways. most men are set in their ways..once a wife beater…sorry more than likely always a wife beater. stop thinking you are invincible and special and that for some reason, a monster to another woman will be a prince to you. history is the best predictor of future behavior

  50. faith

    August 28, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I pity her!!!thE next thing we will hear now is that she is dead!

  51. hellcat

    August 28, 2012 at 9:57 am

    still boils down to the warped society that we lie in. This woman feels that she can’t exist or be respected as a single woman. So she has cowered to the pressure of supporting her husband despite his barbaric behaviour. It takes a lot of strength to walk away and so she would rather risk her life, believing that he will never hit her again than walking away. strong women need to rise up and stand in the gap for women who can’t walk away, hold seminars. collect funds from the govt to help emotionally, sexually n physically abused women. We need to rise up and fight. No man will fight this battle for us, only us…so let’s quit abusing her and cursing her and instead proffer solutions. God help us all.

  52. Yve

    August 28, 2012 at 10:04 am

    This is so awkward

  53. adesoye

    August 28, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Wen I watched the interview days back I was so disappointed cos he had no tangible excuse for the so called “acting”.all the wife just said is no more problem.I really feel for this girl cos dats one of the reason why dere is increase in spousal abuse.Gid will save dem .
    But this interview is very un-necessary.SMH

  54. bellamandy

    August 28, 2012 at 10:14 am

    what is wrong wit this 2 fools, and sup with the actually ( akally) . someone needs to shut em up.

  55. adelegirl

    August 28, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I suspect that this is a damage limitation PR move. The need to repair Mr Ksolo’s damaged reputation must have brought about this farce and charade of an interview. What is obvious to me, is that the Ksolos, along with whoever advised them that saying that the domestic violence palaver was a prank, have profoundly low intelligence levels. How else does one explain it? They actually think that people will believe this hogwash about it being a prank??? For Kikelomo, I feel sad that she would so casually sign her death warrant and consign herself to living hell, but at the end of the day, that is her choice, except a gun was held to her head or her child was being held ransom in order that she grant this interview retracting her previous claims of abuse, there is just no excuse for this.
    I remember reading this story on LIB and a couple of the commenters said that they had actually witnessed the shoprite beating, so what are these idiots talking about?
    Domestic violence is an extremely serious issue, which has resulted in the deaths of so many women and is still resulting in such deaths, most unreported, yet these two fools, court jesters, and oponu aiyerayes are claiming that they staged an allegation of domestic violence as a prank???!!!

  56. jemmi

    August 28, 2012 at 10:30 am

    olori k-solo, Oba k-solo, Prince K-solo i think dez pple are high on powdered milk mixed with cocain e and a drop of sapele water, wat d heck i dont care about d beating aspect, am worried abt dat child dat is coming to live in the midst of such stupidity

  57. Winifred

    August 28, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Dumb man n dumber woman!

  58. Aibee

    August 28, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I actually feel sorry for this woman. Now her husband has the opportunity to exact vengeance for her taking him to the Court of Public Opinion. It would have been better if they claimed to have reconciled. But to say it was a joke? That is downright stupid and inconsiderate. It just trivialises what thousands of women go through everyday. Next time an abused/batered woman cries out for help, people will say it is a joke.

    Kikelomo, I pray that God restores your marriage and that your husband truly changes, if not, YOU ARE DEAD.

    • Debbie

      August 28, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Me i dont think dat man will change, see d way hin eye dey shine. see d woman face sef- its like shes preparing herself for anoda beating. If such women beaters want to change, a woman has to teach dem a lesson (d one that dey will neva 4get in dis life nd d next) first, if not dey wont change.

  59. Southernbelle

    August 28, 2012 at 10:50 am

    They are both too stupid HOHA!

  60. Oyinlola

    August 28, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Are they mad or something?

  61. Idak

    August 28, 2012 at 11:09 am

    from the onset i had my doubts about these clowns.
    I am rarely wrong about these kind of things.

  62. XoXo

    August 28, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Girlfriend you have just been ‘magaed’. You were desperate to marry a celebrity. But its not too late to retrace your steps before he kills or maims you.

  63. kem

    August 28, 2012 at 11:10 am

    what home, wat fun…..attention seekers and hellooooooooooooo, i won’t even be able to recognize you two if i see you outside mtshewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  64. Debbie

    August 28, 2012 at 11:12 am

    HA dis woman, I feel like beating sense into her. its like her yeye husband her beaten all d common sense from her head if not she will not come nd say we were just having fun. Y would u cova up for sum1 who beats u mercilessly plus it seems like she’s pregnant with the way she was rubbing her stomach. She had beta run like a mad woman away from that animal be she looses her life and anoda child again ( that’s if shes pregnant).
    No Animal can try that nonsense with me sha.

  65. YummyMummy

    August 28, 2012 at 11:15 am

    My question is: who is Ksolo? I dont know.

  66. portable-oge

    August 28, 2012 at 11:15 am

    OMG! Dat woman is very stupid,infact am so mad dat i cant even type all dat is in my mind rite nw,shebi it is joke abi?i hope wen he beats u again into coma,we will also hear it is joke,idiot,ewu,anuompam,barawo,oloshi,if dia r more words to use to bring u back to ur senses,i would gladllyuse*smh*

  67. Omo

    August 28, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I don’t even know who they are…But let them keep “having fun”

  68. bobobo

    August 28, 2012 at 11:41 am

    They ‘ve got to be the most stupid couple ever for that charade. no wonder they got married, like minds…… shior

  69. didikan

    August 28, 2012 at 11:43 am

    MUST HE SAY THE WPRD “ACTUALLY” “ACALLY ACALLY ACALLY”. “SORRY FOR FANS TOO”. MR AND MRS ACALLY. FOOLISH PEOPLE ACALLY. I AM REALLY SORRY FOR THEIR FANS ACALLY. INSTEAD OF SAYING SORRY TO THEIR FANS, THEY ARE SORRY FOR THEM. ACCALLY RUBBISH

  70. Eugenia

    August 28, 2012 at 11:46 am

    D joy of d Lord is ur strength. mr and mrs. k-solo.

  71. [email protected]

    August 28, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I think this issue of domestic violence is a spiritual thing> My Fiancee is very violent that she distroys my stuff at the slightest provocation. I even got my car windscreen distroyed with a bottle a couple of weeks ago. I am tired and frustrated in the relationship. I want out. Can anyone help. reach me pls [email protected]

    • didikan

      August 28, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      Mr. enquiryy2k a.k.a Bode. Are you sure your wife Toyin would like this statement you just made?

  72. bunmi

    August 28, 2012 at 11:52 am

    kikelomo! Hmmm it’s better to be single and at peace than marry someone that would make your life more miserable.

    May God help you!

  73. dee

    August 28, 2012 at 11:54 am

    exactly what I wanted to say. Her body language completely denied everything the man said. hmmmm its well

  74. styx

    August 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    she looks really sad
    joke my LEG!!!

  75. LOLS

    August 28, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    PITY! PITY!! PITY!!!

  76. Jaygirl

    August 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    DUMB & DUMBER

  77. konnie

    August 28, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    She must have been missing the abusive contact. Her unreliability is what confirms that she is severely abused. This is probably one of many abusive relationships she has been in.
    Hopefully she survives this one.
    As an aside, a friend of mine in that was in this kind of relationship, interpreted the rough contact as a sign of love and it was some sort of aphrodisiac for them.
    lady, we are waiting for you to prove us wrong. Go get some therapy

  78. enite young

    August 28, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    LOOOOOL…..NOW I REMEMBER THE CHILDHOOD STORY OF THE FARMER FALSELY CRYING WOLF….WHEN U (KIKELOMO) REALLY NEED HELP, U WILL BE ALL ALONE…KEEP HAVING FUN WHILE IT LASTS…..

  79. Lulu

    August 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    These guys know they cant fool anyone… We all know it happened, if you’re trying to repair the relationship, then by all means, go ahead, but stop trying to pull wool over people’s eyes….That’s just a NO NO

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