Precious Chikwendu, the estranged wife of Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister, has taken to social media to spare some words on reputation.


The ex-beauty queen and actress took to Instastory on Friday to share the admonitions her father once gave her.

Writing in both her native Igbo language and English, she said: “My father always told me, ‘Chi nwam, ezigbo afa ka ego.’ A good name is better than riches. Truly, it is. Ifele adighi eme onye ori. Obu umu nna ya ka o na me.”

The first part of her statement is an Igbo proverb that roughly translates “a good name is better than money.”


For the second part, Chikwendu said, “looters are shameless.” She then added, “it is their relatives that feel the shame of their actions”

Chikwendu’s words come a few hours after Fani-Kayode defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a new party member.

Chikwendu’s post

In 2016, when he was the spokesperson of the presidential campaign for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Fani-Kayode had said he would never join the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC party.


In 2019, he also vowed that he would rather die than join APC which he added was run by “corrupt treasury looters”.

But while explaining why he backtracked, Fani-Kayode recently said: “Let me put this to you; a lot has happened in the APC itself over the last few years.

“The APC I was speaking about at that time is not the APC of today. The APC of that time, I will say any day, anywhere, did not have the leadership that they have today.”

Fani-Kayode and Chikwendu’s marriage hit the rock in 2020 over her domestic violence claim and the ex-minister’s counter-claim of infidelity.


They have been in a heated tussle for the custody of their children — Aragorn, Ragnar, Aiden, and Liam — since the marriage crashed.

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