Monalisa Chinda


Actress, Monalisa Chinda has revealed she endured domestic violence for five years in her first marriage.

In an exclusive with TopNaija, Monalisa revealed that she endured the violence because she wasn’t in a hurry to leave.

“I wasn’t in a hurry to leave the marriage, I gave it five years… Maybe if the marriage wasn’t violent, I would have stayed from day one from pushing of the head to slap to every slightest provocation….”

She also said that she expected the abuse would stop after the birth of her daughter, Tamar but it didn’t.

“When I had Tamar, I thought that would calm situations. But it didn’t. I knew this was not going to stop. So Tamar clocked one, the violence didn’t stop… So I said if I don’t go, this man is going to kill me and this girl. So I had to turn to God… I don’t believe in separation of any sort. I don’t believe in divorce. Why did I talk to God directly? Because I talked [sic] to in my church then, they didn’t do anything about it.

“I had a pastor. He didn’t do anything about it, not even calling him to order… And nothing changed. I turned to Holy Spirit now I said I’m going to leave. And I’m ready to face any consequences be it the media…

“One day, something happened… He came back and asked for something, it wasn’t available and next I heard was a bang on my head, slaps… My daughter was crying. Neighbours were screaming ‘you will kill her o! You will kill her o! Every day we no go hear something for this compound!’… That night… the friend came over and stopped it… The morning after, I’d packed my things and taken Tamar to go to my very good friend’s place… a colleague of mine who opened her home to me and my daughter… I had to go back again to get Tamar’s, few of Tamar’s things cuz I didn’t have any money…. and then he blocked me and immediately I went into tongue-speaking in my heart saying this man should not kill me today. And after that beating that day I almost died. I decided to never to come back there again.”

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She definitely has been around for a long time and has no plans of leaving anytime soon!

Veteran actress and talk show host Monalisa Chinda Coker talks candidly about her life, marriage and talk show on the cover of this week’s Vanguard Allure.

She sits down with Vanguard Allure’s Pamela Echemunor to a no holds barred conversation about how she has been able to remain on the top of her game.

The Magazine drops tomorrow, be sure to grab a copy!

Creative Director: Nelly Mesik
Photography: Emmanuel Oyeleke
Styling: Moses Ebite for Moashy Styling
Hair: Zubby Definition
Makeup: Debrene Beauty
Location: House of Splendor Boutique hotel, Ikeja

Nollywood divas, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Monalisa Chinda, and Mary Uranta recently took to their respective Instagram pages to share new photos adorning their native attires to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Rivers State. Putting up a photo of them together, Ibinabo said:

It’s Rivers State Golden Jubilee…come celebrate with us #soulsisters #togetherweshine #onelove❤️ @monalisacode @maryuranta@charlesgranville @walteranga@realoraye @danielkdaniel@memrysavanhu @charlesnovia