Popular Nollywood actress, Empress Njamah, who has been missing in action for some years now, expressed her ideology about marriage. She says she is not under any form of pressure to get married. Just like most famous actresses, Empress said her love interest may be in someone who is not a big fan of lights and camera.
When asked how she feels when people ask why she isn’t married yet, she answered sternly, “I feel like a woman who is not yet 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.”
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She also talked about the whole new baby mama craze that is eating deep into the industry, as most single celebrities now have children outside marriage even when they are buoyant enough to do a proper wedding.
“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. 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?”
Few days ago, Empress Njamah posted pictures of herself on Instagram, wearing a yellow traditional attire and army-green coral beads. She had a fair share of lashing from fashion critics, yet the actress didn’t mind. Miss Njamah, whose elder brother, John Njamah is a film director, has in the past featured in several movies. However, ever since her break up with Bayelsa-born singer, Timaya in 2009, the career and love life of the actress has gone down the hill. Notwithstanding, she said she has not abandoned her first love – 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.”