- Top Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalada Ekeinde, recently spoke on her marriage and how she was able to walk down the aisle at age 18
- According to her, she was already a millionaire at the time because she started working at 15
- The mother of four said that she wouldn’t advise a lady to marry someone who isn’t financially stable because that would be slavery
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Popular Nigerian actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, recently shared more details about her marriage in an interview with BBC Yoruba.
The mother of four who got married at the age of 18 gave reasons for walking down the aisle at that young age.
According to her, she was quite mature when she became a Mrs and she got married at the age of consent.
“When I got married, I was at the age of consent and then I had maturity then saw somebody I liked.”
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Speaking of if she could also allow any of her children to get married at the same age, the movie star said she only has one child who is 18 and he is a boy. Omotola added that he cannot get married now because he doesn’t have his own money.
She advised that people use their sense when making decisions and not decide to follow her footsteps because she got married at 18.
“My last child who is 18 cannot say he wants to get married now because he doesn’t have his own money. Everything in this life has to do with your brain.”
“A person cannot say they want to get married at 18 because Omotola did.”
Further in the interview, the top movie star said she was ready to get married at the time and she was already a millionaire. She explained how she already started working at age 15 to support her family. Omotola advised fans not to decide on marriage if they did not have their own money because it would be slavery.
“When I was that age, I was ready to get married. I was working since I was 15, by the time I was 18, I was already a millionaire. I already had my own money and not any man’s money and I was mature.
When my father died, I was taking care of my two siblings and was already like a mother. Someone has to look at maturity and if you’re financially ready. Don’t marry a man when you are not financially stable, that is slavery.”
On a final note, Omotola said that she would allow her kids to get married at that age if they had considered all the factors she mentioned and if they liked the person.
“If my child has considered all these and says he or she is ready to get married, if we (the parents) see the person and like him or her, then we would bless the union”, she said.
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Read some comments from fans to Omotola's revelation below:
"Nothing but the truth"
"I’m still not a millionaire at 30.. I no Dey serious with my life "
"Already a millionaire but I don’t think I’m mentally ready for marriage ☹️"
"So if una no like them you go tell her Not to marry him aunty gerrout"
"I revere Omotola Jalade Ekhinde but the story she gave years back is quite different from this one being put up of recent."
In other similar news, YEN.com.gh earlier reported on when Omotola spoke candidly about her 25 year marriage.
The movie star said that they chose each other as a partner in life and have made sure to be open about things. Omotola said it is easy to relate with her husband because they both know what they stand for.
Also in the interview, the mother of four said that she and her husband understand that she is with him because she chose to and not because she has to. She said they respect each other’s choices, space and wholesomeness.
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