Monday, December 16, 2013
Update: Saidi Balogun Replies Ex-Wife Fathia Balogun, Exposes Her Past Divorce
Saheed Balogun has reacted to his ex-wife's recent comments that he
filed a court case against her due to her refusal to drop his
(Balogun) surname. Saheed said they were in court because they also
got married in court, stating that it was only legal to have the court
Read statement below:
"Yesterday I was accused of lying to the press on a recent rumor that
has been circulating. I separated from my ex-wife Fathia Balogun in
2006, over 7 years ago. Since we were legally married in court, we had
to legally divorce in court to finalize the issue.
The public is welcome to go to the Lagos High Court to verify these records.
This has absolutely nothing to do with any name! I am not asking or
forcing Fathia to stop using the name Balogun, as it is one of the
most common Yoruba names.
Furthermore, to set the record straight, Fathia and I had TWO children
together NOT THREE. Fathia's first child is from a different husband
that she later divorced before we were married. I never lied to
Journalists presented me with a rumor that had no basis in fact, so I
simply stated that i do not want my private life made public. it is my
privacy and concerns nobody. I decided to stay quiet as the two
parties involved in this issue are over 40 years old, and I think we
are old enough to handle this issue MATURELY instead of turning our
private matters into a public gossip debate.
I hope this issue is now clarified for the public, as I SAIDI BALOGUN
am divulging the true facts myself instead of using a MISINFORMED
publicist to do so for me.
There are so many positive aspects of Nigeria's entertainment
industry, we would rather focus on negative meaningless noise instead
of these positive components.
Please give me the respect of keeping my personal life private and out
of the public eye. I am focusing on my work. Thank you!"