Tonto Dikeh‘s buzzy, tell-all interview is still reverberating through social media, wherein she countered claims made by her ex-husband Churchill Olakunle Oladunni and revealed some interesting claims of her. It’s all been sapped up by Twitter with varying perspectives, and has open conversations on how society expects women to be docile and mild-mannered, regardless of the way they have been wronged or abused by men, especially in relationships.
In a latest development, Dikeh posted on Instagram that she ”woke up this morning with the spirit of a writer.” In other words, the erstwhile actress might just give us a tell-all book about her failed, strenuous marriage, which she smartly and aptly titled as Surviving Churchill.
A clear reference from the Showtime R. Kelly documentary series released back in January, Dikeh is towing the line towards securing the bag. Well, that much was said in her Instagram post. Women speaking about their abuse and unpalatable experiences after leaving marriages can be a blueprint towards self-healing and self-love. Not to mention the catharsis. Toke Makinwa‘s 2016 tell-all and autobiographical On Becoming amassed wild reception for filling the blanks that led to the collapse of Makinwa’s marriage.
On one hand, these tell-alls, in whatever form, can be instructional and enlightening. On the other, it’s scary that society in inclined to fetishize female trauma and suffering. Anyway, if Dikeh goes ahead to have this tell-all written and published, at least she will be securing the bag.