Poco Lee, renowned for his lively persona, added a touch of humor to the Israel and Sheila marriage situation. In response to Israel’s Instagram post explaining the reasons for their split, Poco Lee playfully expressed his disappointment, having attended the wedding with great joy only to witness its abrupt end.
However, beneath the humor, there was a sense of sadness, reflecting the shock felt by many due to the high-profile nature of the wedding attended by notable figures, including Davido, who famously canceled a lucrative show to be present.
The collapse of the marriage, occurring less than a year after the grand ceremony, began with Israel’s explosive social media revelation. In the early hours, he accused Sheila Courage and her mother of deceiving him into the marriage. Israel expressed regret, acknowledging that marrying her as a virgin alone was a mistaken belief for a successful marriage. He detailed how Sheila’s behavior changed after marriage, setting higher standards and deviating from her initially humble demeanor.
One issue of contention was Israel’s close relationship with music artist Davido. Allegedly, Sheila criticized Israel for being overly devoted to Davido, a relationship she saw as problematic, despite having previously benefited from it, as shown by Davido’s generous gift of 500,000 Naira to her.
Sheila, not one to remain silent, responded on Instagram. She chose not to delve into the specific details as Israel did but refuted his claims. She portrayed herself as the deceived party, unaware of the true nature of her marriage to Israel. Sheila accused Israel of sending men to intimidate her mother and claimed that his insistence on marriage was driven by her father’s high rank in the church. She also described a lack of communication from their first meeting, where she took his contact information but never intended to reach out.
Sheila’s account painted a distressing picture of their marriage, including descriptions of physical and emotional abuse, being locked out of their home, struggles with mental health issues, and panic attacks. She refuted accusations of using pills to avoid pregnancy and raised questions about the management of their wedding funds.