Actor Ajigijaga’s widow decries maltreatment from inlaws

The widow of veteran actor Mufutau Sanni Abdulahi, popularly known as Ajigijaga, has accused her late husband’s family of maltreating her since his death.

Sharing her horrible experiences in the hands of her inlaws, Taiwo Olaseinde, disclosed she was sent out of the house the late actor built on the day of his burial.

Olaseinde, during a recent interview, shared the sacrifices she made for her husband while he was alive.

She said she discontinued medication, abandoned her musical aspirations, and ceased attending the Celestial church.

Speaking further, the widow said the family claimed that she was being evicted from their house because they were not able to take care of her and the children.

She lamented that she was forced to resort to street hawking to provide for her family because people were reluctant to help her.

According to her, Ajigijaga had prohibited her from hawking during his lifetime but she had no choice but to return to it. 

“I stopped medication because of my husband, is it someone that hasn’t eaten that would be doing hair? I stopped my musical career because of my husband. I was the one who converted my parents to the Celestial church, but I dropped that religion because of my husband, Ajigijaga.

“Those people who were hailing my husband are ready to use me and my children as slaves now.

“The day he died, his family pursued me out of our house, saying they couldn’t take care of me and the kids. I didn’t take a dime from the house even clothes, it was just me and my kids.

“Where in Yoruba land do you hear a woman who is legally married performing her widow’s rite at her parents’ home when her husband’s father is still alive? Sometimes I think about what to do.

“Now that he is dead, I am now a hawker, this was something he never allowed me to do when he was alive. I have to hawk so I can feed my children.

“No one wanted to help me because they didn’t want people to misunderstand them and claim they were sleeping with her.

“I am doing everything to make my children, parents, and everyone around me happy but where is my happiness,” she lamented.