Michael, the son of Emeka Ike, the Nigerian actor, says he is scared he will end up becoming like his father. Last week, an audio surfaced on social media platforms wherein the film star appeared to have asked Michael to commit suicide.
“Go ahead, Michael, and jump in front of a truck. Jump from where you are and break your head and smash it,” he was heard saying in the voice note. In a recent episode of the #WithChude podcast, Michael said he is not proud to call Ike “my father.”.
He also expressed concerns about having “similar issues like Ike” when he becomes a husband and father.
“This cannot be someone I should be proud of. As soon as I brought a woman home, I began to wonder, “What do I do? Or my kids?’” he said.
“I started getting scared that I am going to have issues like this when I grow up. People always tell me I’m having the effects that my father has, this agitation.
“I am starting to reflect on myself that maybe it is better if I start to keep quiet and slow down because I don’t want to end up like this guy.
“He said I should not come out here and talk. That I should not dare step foot against him and that he will crush me.
“He said he would crush me if I ever dared to go against him. I just want to see what happens next. I am here for the ride”.
Emeka Ike’s 17-year-old marriage to Suzanne Emma was dissolved by a Lagos Island customary court in 2017 over incessant battery. The court also granted Ike the custody of their four children but ruled that Suzanne be allowed unhindered access to them.
The actor, who has not been featured in movies for over 13 years, however, made a comeback in ‘Malaika’, a film by Toyin Abraham.
During an interview last week, Ike alleged that Suzanne made him lose his properties worth millions and access to his four kids. Suzanne, however, fired back at Ike, alleging that she endured physical abuse during their marriage.