Dar es Salaam. Bongo Flava artiste Shilole has revealed a grim reality about her personal life as she posted photos online, of an alleged perpetual domestic violence mayhem in her household at the hands of her husband Ashraf Sadik famously known as Uchebe.
The artiste, who is also a mother has come forward after what she says has been a prolonged period of physical abuse over matters that could have been handled in more amicable ways.
She says what has prompted her to break the silence, is the fear for her own life, and also the need to be an example to other women facing similar situations.
The photos, which show Shilole’s bruised and battered body have generated feelings of anger and empathy from fans and other celebrities who’ve tried to reach out to the star to offer their support.
“I am writing this with a calm and sound mind, first and foremost I’d like to apologize to my community. I apologize for making you believe that I was living in a happy marriage, yet that is far from the truth.
I have been a victim of ongoing physical abuse and other heinous acts of which I cannot speak of. I have, on numerous occasions, been on the frontline telling women who are victims of domestic violence to come forward, yet I was also a victim but chose to stay silent. The truth is that I, too, am a victim – I’m one of them,” Shilole wrote.
The final straw in her ordeal came this week after she finished showcasing her catering business at the Mwalimu Nyerere Grounds in Dar es Salaam, and upon her return home was met with a physical onslaught at the hands of her husband, whom she now refers to as her “ex-husband”