The nollywood actress granted an exclusive interview on challenges of being a single mother and much more…
What is really working for you?
It’s God Almighty. I never stopped praying. I love praying because I
believe in my God, He will never disappoint me. He answers my prayer
each time I call him.
You don’t feature much in movies recently, why?
I don’t need to appear in every movie because I an actress. To the
glory of God, I have a name in the industry. I am a brand already. So,
it’s not every job that comes to me that I should accept. Fine, if I do
that, how will every other young actresses coming behind rise? We have
younger colleagues who’re still struggling to get to stardom. So, we
should give them a chance establish themselves. The sky is large enough
for all the birds to fly across.
With your statement, it means you have gotten there as an actress…
(Cuts in) No, I didn’t mean that, I beg your pardon. I am yet to get
there but I have reached a stage that I should be selecting roles, not
just every role that comes around. It’s not a must for me to be in every
movie. It doesn’t work that way. To me, Liz Da Silva, I believe in
creating room for upcoming ones to also grow.
Would you say you have been marvelously blessed?
No, I am still a starter but I thank God for where I am now while I still continue to pray for a higher level.
The belief out there is that behind the success of every actress is a man, does that apply to you also?
I am an actress, and as an actress, you must have an angel behind
you. Not only me, a lot of my colleagues are also doing fine, including
our male counterparts. To me, it’s just God. What you need is just set
your priority right and go for it. With God, all things are possible.
Are you now saying there’s no man behind your success?
Yes, everything I have achieved so far is God. And I will continue to give Him the glory. So, that’s the secret of my success.
Can you tell us your marital status at the moment?
At the moment, I am single but not searching. I am very okay.
How do you feel being a single mother?
First, it’s very interesting being a mother, but it’s not easy being a
single mother. However, at the same time, I am very happy seeing my son
around me. That gives me joy from within. Seeing him is a sort of
encouragement for me. I love him so much.
So, being a single mother is not a big deal?
At all, but it’s always good to be under a man. You being a single
mother isn’t your choice. But I am not saying it’s good being a single
mother. But presently, I am single mother, a very happy one.
But we believe one day, you will give marriage a shot?
Yes, if God wants it, I will embrace it because every woman wants to
be under a man, every woman wants to be called a Mrs. So, if the right
man comes today, I tell you the next day, wedding preparation begins.
Does that mean it’s difficult to find the right man?
I don’t think so, maybe because my mind is not on that for now.