BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Some days ago we brought you pictures of Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda-Coker looking stunning on the cover of the May issue of Genevieve Magazine.
She discussed her marriage, having a child for her new man and helping her daughter adjust to the new family.
Here are some excerpts from Monalisa interview with the magazine
On Women And The Pressure To Get Married
Your man will come as long as you are not looking at what makes other marriages work. Do not be fazed by people jumping down from the moon for the sake of pre wedding shoots and think yours has to be like that. Yours can be in the farm. Look at the substance that makes the man and not the theatrics. I didn’t do a pre-wedding shoot because I think I am too old for pre-wedding shoots. I made mine unique in my own way
On Life As A Single Mum In Nigeria
It is a bit of challenge when you have to do everything yourself. You do your school runs, put on the generator, you cook, go to the stores all by yourself. If your mother is not there to give you advice, you advice yourself or talk to God and for me the Holy Spirit was always guiding me. Marriage is always a better option for any woman who is single in this country.
Forget 30, once you attain 35 and counting, men in this country call you a dead engine. In your presence they might pretend to admire you but once your back is turned they are cursing you. The way mature single women are treated in this country is traumatic. If you see a post on a successful single woman, majority of the comments are “Go and marry!” But are they going to marry themselves? At the same time, women should be open minded about marriage.
On Having Another Child
I am going to have a baby for him, he deserves it.
To read the rest of the interview, grab a copy of the issue.
Source and Image Credit: Genevieve Magazine