Nollywood actress, Georgina Onuoha, has pleaded with parents caught up in public marital battles to desist from posting DNA test results on social media platforms with children’s name on it.
The actress made this appeal on her Instagram page, hours after popular radio presenter Chinedu Ani, a.k.a, Nedu, of Wazobia FM, alleged that the first son birthed by his ex-wife, Uzoamaka Ohiri, during their marriage was not his biological child.
To corroborate his claim, Nedu had posted the DNA test result, complete with the child’s name, on his Instagram page.
Reminding all that ‘the internet never forgets,’ the actress appealed to parents and bloggers to exercise caution in posting such sensitive documents, warning that it might lead to emotional distress for the concerned child later in life.
“This is a passionate appeal to parents caught up in DNA issues and bloggers writing about it; please, for the love of God, when posting DNA evidence, please and please at least black out the innocent children’s names to save them from more trauma. It is bad enough to find out the truth about your identity, and have your name plastered all over the internet. Remember, the internet never forgets,” she wrote.
She further begged “all adults and parents to do everything possible to protect the identity of these innocent children.”
Following several conflicts between Nigerian celebrity couples in recent times, Onuoha also stated that it is society’s collective duty to pray for marriages going through rocky stages.
“Marriage is not easy; whoever tells you otherwise is a liar from the pit of hell. Many give their all and survive, others like me couldn’t make it, while many paid the ultimate price and are six feet beneath the earth.
“That being said, it should be our collective duty to pray and be kind towards them. People are going through hard times, and the pandemic has added another layer of depression, pain, and anxiety for many,” she said
The Nollywood industry has seen several celebrity marriages facing distress in the past weeks. In August, Anita Okoye, wife of Paul Okoye of the now-defunct P-Square brand, sent a divorce petition to an Abuja High Court, requesting that the court end their marriage.
Similarly, popular Nigerian actress, Annie Idibia, took to her Instagram page on Friday to accuse her husband, megastar Tuface Idibia, of infidelity.
She further scrubbed his surname out of her Instagram bio, kindling rumours of a divorce before replacing it later in the day.