My father disowned me a couple of times – Seyi Awolowo

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate turned actor Seyi Awolowo has revealed the challenges he faced growing up, including being disowned by his father multiple times.

He revealed this in an interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo.

Seyi, grandson of the late nationalist Obafemi Awolowo, opened up about his tumultuous upbringing in a polygamous home.

My dad disowned me a couple of times. Not just me, a couple of us,” he said, highlighting the complex family dynamics he navigated.

Seyi Awolowo claimed his father, who married three wives, kept detailed files on each child.

My dad married more than one wife. He married three wives,” Seyi revealed, adding that his father wrote letters to cut off his children, reducing their identities to mere names on a list.

“We all have files. As of right now, your name is just Seyi, full stop,” he said.

Asked if he considered this treatment abusive, Seyi affirmed, “Yes.”

He also shared a more positive chapter of his life, detailing how he met his wife at a wedding through mutual friends and got married in 2020. He reminisced:

“I met her with a group of friends at a wedding. You know, normally that time I was in the world,”

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