BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Nollywood actress and mum-in-waiting, Osas Ajibade broke the news of her pregnancy in an exclusive interview with Genevieve Magazine some weeks ago.
In the interview, she spoke about her reasons for keeping her pregnancy a secret and the full support of her mum that she has. She also discussed following some Benin superstitions like putting a pin on her clothes to protect her baby.
According to her, “This is my first child and I do not want people’s opinions or judgement at this time. I want to take back that power from the public and enjoy my pregnancy with all its challenges. Unfortunately, I am aware that this is the industry I signed up for and people will always judge.”
Osas explained that she had lost her pregnant older sister to malaria and her mum is not taking any chances with her own pregnancy.
“It is a very sensitive period for us especially with my older sister passing away from malaria when she was with child. My mum is really protective and she is on board with my keeping this pregnancy a secret.”
“Losing a child is not easy on any parent so I understand why she is being protective. She even shared with me some Benin superstitions like putting a pin on my clothes to ward off evil and never telling anyone how far gone I am in my pregnancy and I am following her instructions to the letter. We know the culture we are in. Let’s be real, there are bad belle people out there so to protect this blessing we are going to enjoy this moment privately.”