…appeals to women not to kill all in the name of marriage
Popular Nollywood Actress, Abimbola Akinsanya, has disclosed that her marriage was short-lived because she didn’t want to kill.
The Yoruba movie star, popularly known as “Omo Oloja”stated this in a recent post in her Instagram handle, saying it was not an easy decision.
According to her, she left the union because she did not want to die and because she wanted to protect herself too, adding that she did not want to become a murderer.
She wrote: “I left that marriage when my son was just 3 months old, you think it was easy to make that decision? No.
“I left early cos I didn’t want to die, I left early cos I didn’t want to lose my child, I left early cos I didn’t want to be a murderer. (It’s a story for another day) I was married for a year and 4-months and it was hellish.
“Hello,” DO NOT KILL ANOTHER PERSON’S CHILD” all in the name of marriage, I am also a mother and I know how I am striving to train and feed my son. Please, don’t pray or wish for a mother to labour in vain oooo,.. ,” she said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the actress got married to her son’s father, Olawale Ayoola in May 2014, but the union was short- lived as the couple parted ways after ja year and few months later.
In 2015, she also revealed that she would rather stay single if marriage like the one she had last was all that was left in the world.
“I didn’t enjoy a bit of my married life while with my former husband.
“I had to sneak out of my marriage with my little baby boy when life became so hot for me.
“AIl I need to say is that, I’m free from the bondage of captivity. I can no longer subject myself to incessant beating like a punching bag.
She said that her husband did not regard her as his wife because he was fond of committing several atrocities that were unprintable.
“He’s such a womanizer that has no competitor, the painful aspect of the matter is that he flirted around with married women of all kinds,” she stressed.
She is not just an actress known for well interpreted roles in movies, she is also a producer.
Some of the movies she produced are; Agbara Ife, Soko Sale, among others.
The union was blessed with a son.
COVID-19: TAMPAN Suspends International Theatre Day Celebration
The National Executive Council and Central Working Committee of Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures’ Practitioners (TAMPAN) Worldwide has suspended the celebration of this year’s International Theatre Day (ITD).
The event scheduled to hold on Friday, 27th March, 2020 in Osogbo was postponed indefinitely due to the ravaging CORONAVIRUS pandemic which has caused a global health emergency.
The suspension notice was contained in a statement signed by the President of the association, Otunba Bolaji Amusan Latin on Friday.
He said the decision became imperative as the event will be well attended by theatre practitioners, media practitioners as well as dignitaries within Nigeria and beyond and in adherence to precautions given by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Also, Amusan said the association’s decision on all film shoot locations and productions will be announced in the next 48 hours after deliberations by the stakeholders.
He therefore enjoined all members of the association to stay safe and take the necessary precautionary measures such as constant washing of the hands with soap and water, covering of the nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing, avoid close contact with people that are sick, avoid mass gathering of people, maintain good personal hygiene and other measures advised by health institutions.
According to World Health Organization, Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
The Virus was first confirmed in Wuhan, China in December, 2019 and has since claimed the lives of over 8,000 people across different countries of the world.
The real reason my first marriage crashed – Monalisa Chinda speaks on failed marriage
Ace actress, Monalisa Chinda speaks about her failed marriage to Dejo Richards, explaining why and how it hit the rocks.
Monalisa Chinda says she married the wrong person at the right time. Her first marriage to Segun Dejo Richards crashed after five years.
The actress made this known while granting an interview with The Sun.
The actress was asked if she sees her past marriage as a mistake or regret ever taking such a decision.
According to her, she was young and naive at that time and the person she got married to was wrong for her.
“No, I don’t see it as a mistake. I was just young and naive. I met the wrong person at the right time. The person was wrong for me, so what I did was to dust the dirt off my body and move on,” she said.
In 2009, Chinda was the talk of the town after her marriage to Dejo Richards hit the brick wall.
It was alleged that Chinda faced domestic violence and abuse while married to Richards. They have a daughter, Tamar together.
Sekinat to drop new film; SHEKINAH
…features ace actor Odunlade Adekola, Adunni Ade, Bidemi Kosoko, others
It is no news that Sekinat Ovayioza Usman is one actress that has continued to stay relevant in the Nigerian movie industry irrespective of her age.
The young producer is currently working on another movie that promises to get the viewers glued to their screen from start to finish with its suspense, intrigues, twists and comic relief.
In an interview with Evelyn Ohiolei, Usman says life experiences inspired the conception of the movie, Shekinah.
She said: “I am always inspired by life experiences and I can say that the movie, Shekinah, is a product of such. Film-making is one thing I love to do and I find fulfillment doing, so I’m always full of joy when I put together a movie I can call my own.
“Shekinah is a story of love and betrayal. It is what the audience can relate to and I believe they will rate it high when it eventually comes out”
Reacting to the level Nollywood is on the global scene, the Kogi-born actress says “ the Nigeria movie industry is the best we have. Our movies and stories are unique. Even foreigners love and envy our dedication and tenacity as film makers. I’m certain that the recognition we now enjoy is just a tip of the iceberg. We are definitely going to break more grounds.”
Usman has produced three movies namely: Eru (Fruad), Dangerous wedding and her latest Shekinah which features Odunlade Adekola, Adunni Ade, Bidemi Kosoko and directed by Wasiu Adeyanju.
She has also featured in several movies which include; Emi ati Baba mi (My father and i), Asife Okunrin, Kaffy Omo lemomu, Ile Opo, Imoran, Ika and others.
Usman advised young aspiring actors and film makers “to always put God first in whatever they do as nothing can be achieved without him. Also, determination and focus is the key to success.”