Saturday, 16 April 2016
“There Is No Pressure On Me For Not Being Married”-Empress Njamah
Actress, Empress Njamah is one of those Nigerian celebs who gets questioned a lot about when she will settle down and get married & in a recent interview the actress gives reason as to why she isn’t married…yet.
Empress who also let it be known that she is under no pressure to become a Mrs, spoke about the growing trend of baby mamas in our culture in a recent interview with Punch.
Read excerpts of the interview below
On why she isn’t married
I am a realist. I am not the kind of woman who thinks that things just come to you. It will come at some point. It is not easy for people like us in the limelight unlike others. What kills us sometimes, is wanting to be perfect. A lot of people who fancy you probably don’t fancy being in the news.
On growing baby mama trend
Most of them, who pretend that they are happy about being ‘Baby Mamas’ go home and feel sorry for themselves wishing that have a proper man.
No pressure to get married
I have friends who feel that they have got to a certain age and they are not taken. These days, there are 30 women to a man. There is no pressure on me for not being married because I come from an enlightened family.
Most of the things happening in the industry are not encouraging. This week, you are happy and have a big wedding, the next, you have broken up. What is the essence?
She has not abandoned acting
It will be very unfair for me to abandon what actually gave me the name Empress Njamah. The industry does not have an expiry date no matter what age one gets to. One can still play a role.
I grew up with legends, I learnt from Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva. My brothers are still in the industry as well. At some point, a lot of things started going on in the industry and one could not just fold hands and let these go on.
I did not take a break. At some point, I had to concentrate on my House of Empress, boutique and shoe line. The only thing is that we try to get good scripts and do business along with this. It is not about being all over the place that makes one a good actor. My foundation also takes a lot of my time.