Nollywood actress and producer Uche Ogbodo has in a new interview expressed regrets at being a single mother.
The 31-year-old star however revealed she is much open to falling in love even when it means with a colleague in her profession.
Uche welcomed a baby girl in 2014 shortly after she separated from her husband, Ato Ubby.
Read excerpts from the interview:
You once said Nollywood feels like a cult, does it still feel that way?
Well it still feels that way because things are still done in Circles. But I’m not letting that deter me. Because Nollywood itself is very Huge and can contain everyone with their diverse talents and creative mindset, so I am focusing on myself and what I can bring to the table.
Some say your 2017 birthday dress and fashion style is not conventional with the Nigerian culture, are we seeing more ‘middle finger’ style this year?
Well in fashion and what I wear on my skin, I hardly seek opinions nor attention with it. I wear what I love and what I feel good in. I’m not one to check on what people may think about what I wear or not. It is my body and it is my money as well. So what the hell!
Your movie ‘Rip Tide’ took almost a year, was there any production hitch?
Well yeah, I had some technical delays with RIPTIDE that I was trying to sort out in the studio, but now everything is fine and we are ready to release.
Any regrets being a single mother?
I’m not even gonna lie, I sometimes feel so bad and cry when things get so much on me, because I feel raising a child is a job for 2 people not 1. I never wanted to be a single mother, fate chose me!! But nonetheless, I have no regrets on deciding to keep the baby and not abort it. I’m happy with myself, one of the best decisions I ever made. And I’m happy with the Lovely Daughter God Blessed me with. It’s all worth the effort.
Do you think the culture and belief system of tribes in Nigeria have been fair to single mothers? Are you under any pressure to remarry?
Well I know our African culture and tradition does not support singleness nor single motherhood, and I don’t think it’s bad. I love African Culture and the discipline that comes with it. But ultimately the choice to cajole a child or daughter into marriage is that of the direct or immediate family, and I come from the most organized lovely and supportive Family. They all know what I went through with my Ex and they are supporting me through it all. They are more concerned with me healing completely from my scar, than forcing me into marriage.
Are you open to love in 2018? Is marrying your colleague a “Yes Yes” for you?
I am very much open to falling in love. Everyone who knows me, know that I am a girl who believes in love, although I haven’t been so lucky with love, but I believe real love will find me soon and keep me locked down. So 2018 is the year maybe, and I don’t have a choice of who I will marry or not, one can find love in different places. I believe true love has no color, so if I find it in a colleague, I will be delighted to walk down the aisle with him.
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Banky W and your colleague Adesua Etomi’s marriage was the biggest thing in 2017, what do you have to say about their love story?
I never saw it coming, but I was really happy for them. God bless their Union.
I saw the trailer of ‘Mrs Noah’, was that sex scene real?
Hell Yes & No it wasn’t real, it was just acting
That brings us to the end of Uche Ogbodo interview. What advice do you have for the single mum?
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