TV host and Ghana’s ‘queen’ of comedy, Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa, popularly known as Afia Schwarzenegger, seems to have dropped new information regarding her marriage.
The TV host, who has been on a mission to raise awareness about domestic abuse, violence against women and toxic relationships, has said that abusers always know their actions are wrong, but still go ahead with them anyway.
Narrating a story that seems to be from her own experience, Afia via her Instagram account, wrote: “I saw my ex lying/trying to defend himself anytime he abuses me n i tell someone....so i asked him a very simple question,"If you are so ashamed of the things u do to me,why do u do it"...And he had no answer.. The moral behind this story is your abuser knows very well that what he is doing is wrong hence lie or try to cover up his actions... Leave to Live”
Afia Schwarzenegger and her estranged husband, Lawrence Abrokwah, are currently sorting out their divorce process, following a nasty split over an alleged cheating scandal and a domestic violence report.
Afia, after a video leaked online which showed her nudity while she was in her bedroom at the time, filed charges of assault, threat of harm and distribution of obscene material against Abrokwah.
He was arrested by the police and later released on bail after three sureties.
Since the scandal that led to the end of her marriage, Afia has used her platform to advocate for her #LeavetoLive campaign, which is to advise her followers and women everywhere to notice the abusive traits of their partners as well as other signs of abuse, and leave early to live a free life.
In November, she launched the Leave to Live Foundation, an organization which is dedicated to helping women break free from their abusive relationships.
YEN is building a platform where Ghanaians can share local news and own experiences with each other. Witnessing an incident? Want to tell about a local problem? Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition? Your stories and photos are always welcome. Send us a message via YEN’s official Facebook page