Barely 2 years after his marriage to the daughter of former governor of Kwara State, Shaaba Lafiaji, Salamatu, crashed, popular actor Ibrahim Chatta has been reported to be warming up for another wedding which is said to be his 3rd marriage according to reports.
The new lady goes by name Laide better known as Lizzie Berry in the entertainment industry will be having a Nikkah service (Islamic rites to get married) on October 1st 2016 at an undisclosed venue. We further gathered that the sudden wedding hold as a result of the unwanted pregnancy the Laide got for him.
If you recall, Chatta’s marriage to Salamatu which was contracted in April,2013, according to report encountered series of troubles and several allegations including wife battery leveled against the actor, though he has always denied that he ever battered his wife.
Other reports claimed that it was the same allegations that his first wife, Olayinka Solomon, leveled against him which ultimately broke their marriage before he married Salamatu.
Close family sources revealed that the couple started having problems shortly after their marriage due to class differences with Salamatu, who comes from a wealthy home, being not too comfortable with the living conditions in Chatta’s home at Ikotun, a suburb of Lagos, and this put a strain on the relationship until when she finally moved out of the house.
Her mother had once visited the estranged couple’s home and was shattered at the poor living conditions of her daughter in the area which is said to be one of the dilapidated areas in the state.
Recall that when Ibrahim Chatta who is also a director credited with such Yoruba movies like Eberu Adigun, Òréré layé, Mafisere, Olo, Òmìn, Iru kileyi and many others, got married to Salamatu, he was accused of gold digging, an allegation he vehemently denied, saying that he loved his wife and did not marry her because of her father’s money.
This is what he said back then;
“Truthfully, Salamatu is a beautiful woman and she’s from a well-to-do family, but if I intended to marry for money, I wouldn’t have been available when she came along.
“Some of my very good fans and friends can testify to the fact that I searched for well over two years for the right woman after the relationship between me and my baby mama turned sour, even on social media like Facebook.
“I am not a gold digger like some people wrote about me. I started life doing all sorts of menial jobs like hawking ice cream, selling meat and even worked as a bus conductor.
“Those that knew me then can testify to the fact that I will never sell my conscience for money. I like to hold my head high.”