Veteran Nollywood actress, Hilda Dokubo has shared a part of her past, revealing that she rebelled against God as a youth and got pregnant at 16.
Speaking during a ministerial event at the Fresh Oil International Church, Hilda Dokubo disclosed that her journey to adulthood was a bittersweet experience. Her words:
“I was born with a silver spoon but death turned me poverty stricken after my father died when I was just nine. I turned away from God at that point because I felt disappointed that despite how much my father loved and served God, He still died.
“After my dad died, my mother completely lost her mind. If she were in U.S, am sure she would have been diagnosed as a mental case. You know in Nigeria, we don’t consider people mad until they have started eating from dustbin. I rebelled against God at that point and stopped going to church at the age of nine.
“However, I was a very brilliant girl and I got admission into the university at the age of 16. I became rascal and did what girls like that do. I slept with a man and I became pregnant. It wasn’t the Holy Spirit that impregnated me. My mom was devastated and disappointed in me because of that. I was angry with her because her God killed my father and we stopped speaking to each other.”
During an event in 2016, Hilda Dokubo had disclosed how things eventually turned around for her and how she became a millionaire at 17. She said:
“One day, a man came to me and said he needed a barge. I didn’t know what it was, and he told me it was used to store oil. I then recalled that I had once seen a barge in the compound opposite ours. I went to the neighbour and told him I needed the barge. He asked me what I needed it for, but I told him not to worry. I told them to put the barge in front of my mother’s house.
“At that point, the man who told me he needed the barge came back and dropped sacks of money containing N2m with my mom because I was in school at that time.
“Two weeks later, he returned with N500,000, and I was dumbfounded. Before then, I had never seen N100,000 together, but there I was, a millionaire at 17, not knowing what to do with the money.
“I would have become a prostitute, but I became restless and challenged destiny. Your life cannot change for the better if you don’t challenge destiny. Even God challenged destiny.”
The popular actress who served as a Special Adviser on Youth Affairs to former Rivers State Governor, Peter Odili, hasn’t been in the public glare lately as she’s rarely seen in movies.
Known for spectacular emotional movie roles, Hilda Dokubo is one of the top actresses who ruled the screen in the early 90s and 2000. She has featured in several blockbuster movies over the years which has earned her millions of fans.