– Uche Ogbodo in a recent interview shared her views on getting married .
The Nollywood actress who is currently expecting baby number two with a different partner, spoke about being a single mother , Ogbodo whose pregnancy has caused a buzz online, spoke about how she handles online criticisms.Nollywood actress, Uche Ogbodo, is expecting to receive another patter of tiny feet in her home any time soon. The light-skinned actress who has a child from her previous relationship says she has never been married – not to the father of her first child nor the father of her unborn baby.
In an interview with UGAMATV, Uche revealed who is responsible for her pregnancy, why she is not ready to get married, and the importance of single ladies having children with or without getting married.
On plans of getting married any time soon, she stated that she has many reservations on the issue. According to her, marriage is something that she wanted to try but it didn’t work out. For the actress, she’s no longer thinking about it but, about having a kid. Ogbodo explained that she is very happy about having a child as a single mother. She revealed that she would be okay if marriage eventually comes. “I’m very well happy about having a child as a single mother. So many of our women are depressed and looking old and haggard because of the issues of marriage and pregnancies.
In Africa, we believe that it’s only a married woman that can get pregnant. In fact, that’s what our parents taught us and our grandparents taught our parents. “Lot of us in Africa, so many families believe a woman is promiscuous if you have to get pregnant out of wedlock but to whose detriment really? To the girl’s detriment. So many aged, some are childless and many of them have entered menopause without kids because they were waiting for husbands to marry them first before they get pregnant. They were more concerned about what will society say about them getting pregnant out of wedlock. So many of them are depressed and dying alone and lonely and sad.”