‘My mother abandoned me as a baby’ – Actor Charles Inojie

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By Sunny Green Itodo

Nollywood actor and director, Charles Inojie, has narrated how his mother abandoned him as a baby.

He said he was raised by his grandmother and only lived with his father for eight months.

The thespian said his father evicted him from home after his mistress asked him to choose between his son and her.

He explained that he only met his mum much later.

Speaking in a recent interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Inojie said, “Since I was born, I’ve only lived with my dad for eight months. It got to a point, my father’s mistress asked him to choose between her and me. And he chose her.

“The day I was to meet my mother for the first time, I’ve seen a lot so nothing moved me anymore. I’ve been on the street for too long. One of my uncles called me and when I entered his room, he was there with a woman. They were all quiet. The next thing, I saw the woman cleaning tears. I said, ‘Brother Solo, it’s like this woman is my mother.’ He said, ‘Wow! Blood is thicker than water.’ I said I’m happy to see her but I don’t know why she’s crying. If she’s expecting me to also cry and hug her, I’m not going to do it.

“The marriage between my father and mother ended when I was still a baby. It was my grandmother who breastfed me.”

He said his mother died at 58 and left 16 children behind.

Inojie added that when he went back to his father after graduating from the university, his dad shed tears for more than 30 minutes because he was too ashamed for abandoning him.

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