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

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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