Saturday, April 15, 2017

I Can Become A Babymama- Bimbo Akintola

Nollywood actress Bimbo Akinola in a chat with Tunde Ajaja has said there is nothing wrong in being a babymama and has a matter of fact she can. She says when a lady waits and knows no manna is falling from heaven, it's not wrong for her to get pregnant, take care of herself and child. She also speaks about societal pressure on women expected to be married, but are not, saying something critical needs to be done so people can change their orientations and let others be.

A lot has been said about your love life and some have said you should be married by now. Would you say the society is mounting pressure on you as regards marriage?

I guess these questions arise because of the country we live in and the kind of people we are. It’s also something I think we need to look at critically, because it seems we are creating more trouble for people, as marriages are now crashing within six months or even less. This is partly because the society puts a lot of pressure on people to get married. Shouldn’t we take a step backward and ask ourselves what we are doing wrong. It’s not about how soon, but how well? I think it’s time we realised that marriage is such a serious thing. Shouldn’t we allow people make their choices by themselves, without pressure? Parents should stop putting pressure on their children. Many women are divorced now and in some cases, there is serious fight and both of them would be fighting over the custody of the child. We need to start changing the way we look at marriage. It’s important we get married but marry at your own time.


You once said you love kids, and with the way people are embracing the option of child out of wedlock, popularly called baby mama, is it something you could do?

Of course, I can. Definitely I can do it because I don’t see anything wrong with it. Things are changing in the world at large. If you look around, you would find a lot of women are having babies and taking care of themselves. It’s everywhere. There are women who are not actors but are single mothers, and for a lot of people I think it’s about their biological clock. Instead of waiting for manna from heaven and you know there is no manna, and you feel the need to have children, then do it.

But the Yoruba culture makes it look like a woman is incomplete without a man. Does that not bother you?

We have to change our thinking, due to the time. You can’t be rooted in the past when the present and future are a totally different place. If you look at what is going on now, there are women looking for husband but can’t find. So would you now say because of that they shouldn’t have children? That’s unnecessary and it’s like making them suffer twice. I think for anybody that wants to have children, as long as you know you are capable of taking care of them financially and emotionally, why not.

As a good-looking woman, how often do men approach you?

(Laughs…) Every day that I go out. It’s a normal thing every day; from younger men, to people of same age and of course older men. It’s a regular thing. If it is not happening, you have to worry about yourself. Because of what we do, people want to date actors.

13 comments:

  1. If you can become a bm, do it fast, age is not on your side

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  2. Mtchews. She is justifying being single at 48

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  3. Men approach you everyday yet you can't get one to wife you. Smh

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  4. Pressure to marry causes more harm than good

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  5. This woman is such a fantastic actress just too sad to know she is not married at her age

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  6. After using all the men to do shakara, she has no choice than to become a babymama

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  7. So many babymamas in the industry, join the association and let's know what's up with you

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  8. Does it mean that she is among the women looking for husband but can’t find and settle for children alone. God will help you

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