The Capital gave detailed account of how Sammie got trapped and betrayed by Shina’s lyrics, his friends and family reaction to the situation. Read below…
As you read, Sir Shina Peters, the Afrojuju maestro who dazzled Sammie, a friend and benefactor so much so that she became his wife, has betrayed her. Now, Sammie probably remembers Shina with the devil’s horns in her eyes. She almost certainly understands that those tender hands of her husband are hardly the angel wings she imagined them to be, rather they pierce like the talons of a malevolent creature.
His sweet, sonorous lyrics now resonate like the eerie screech of a dark owl. After a lifetime with Shina, Sammie finally understands that his love for her was merely the silhouette of shaded lust. But she didn’t know all these due to the blinding love he excited in her heart. The wife of popular Afrojuju music star, is currently crying foul as her husband of so many years has finally dumped her for a new bride called Olajumoke Olayinka Peters.
Sammie is particularly heartbroken that Shina would desert her just when she started recuperating from a devastating bout of terminal cancer. When Sammie was diagnosed with the life-threatening disease, not a few people thought Shina’s world would crumble and crash upon him. This is because his pain and fear was visible for all to see.
Shina Peters made it seem like his life would be over if he lost his wife to cancer. Although the disease almost claimed Sammie’s life last year, Shina stood by her, professing his undying love for her while assuring her that she would survive. He even dedicated a song to her during the 70th birthday celebration of his colleague, Emperor Wale Olateju, where he sang “Sammy ko ni ku o’ which means, ‘Sammy will not die.’
Eventually, Sammie beat the disease but soon after she returned to Nigeria following her successful treatment of the disease abroad, Shina deserted her. The Afrojuju maestro has abandoned the woman to whom he professed undying love for his new heartthrob, Olajumoke, who he attends social functions with. We saw them at Demola Oniru’s birthday some days ago.
Sammie on the other hand, is not happy about her husband betrayal as it is barely six months since she got back from America where she received her treatment. She has however, been left to lament her fate in silence.
Predictably, friends and family of the couple are unhappy with Shina over his shabby treatment of his wife. Some of them are of the opinion that Shina has proven himself to be a man without conscience. According to them, his action bespeaks ingratitude and callousness to a woman who picked him up from scratch and invested in his dreams of greatness. Sammie was allegedly captivated by Shina’s lyricism and vocal dexterity thus she bankrolled his music career just when he floundered about in his youth in search of relevance and a deep pocket producer cum benefactor.
However, a very close source to Shina argued that the musician couldn’t have publicised his affair with his new bride, without the approval of Sammie, his first wife. According to the source, cancer treatment takes a great toll on victims of the disease; sometimes, this makes it impossible for the sufferers to engage in normal human activities, sex inclusive. This perhaps necessitated a gentlemen’s agreement between Shina and Sammie concerning the musician’s need to satisfy his sexual needs outside their marriage. Whatever the truth is, it is an open secret that Sammie Peters is unhappy with her husband’s brazen frolicking with his new sweetheart.
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Sammie, a cool, humble and amiable woman got married to Shina Peters in the bloom of his career. She first came into general consciousness after her husband dedicated a track to her in his 1990 hit album ACE. Shina praised her for her fidelity to him in good and bad times. Until recently, the couple seemed to share an unbreakable bond.