According to the half Sierra Leonean half Nigerian singer, it was not a deliberate act to keep people in the dark about her personal life, marital status and her position as a mother, but the truth is that it just happened, unplanned.
In an exclusive interview with LIB, Hadiza Salma Blell shared the reasons why she had a secret wedding to her husband Rotimi and how she has continued to keep him away from prying eyes of the world.
Di’ja explained that she keeps most of her family life, especially when it comes to her husband, to herself, not to be secretive but because that’s the kind of person she is – unsocial!
In the first few weeks after her child delivery, she teased her fans with blurry pictures of her son, until she was comfortable enough to unveil his face.
“It was very intimate and it was also in my home town, Kaduna, so it’s kind of hard to get people to come over there and then Kaduna is not as ‘Noisy’ as Lagos,” she said.
“So anything like that could be probably called low-key. I just don’t translate them into being posted on my page. And I guess in the ‘Post it’ ‘Tweet it’ world; you almost kind of look abnormal if you don’t.
“But it’s not like am going out of my way not to, I guess it’s just not in my character to do it all the time, but I’m also getting better at my Instagram. “
“At least you see my baby and all other stuff, (laughs),” She adds. “So I always say there is a difference between privacy and secrecy, it’s not something to hide. Again, I guess people forget that when you are in the entertainment industry, you also have to live a normal life.
“For instance, I wake up in the morning and I give my son a bath, and sometimes my mum will, and other times, it is a maid and an aunt that would help me with him.
“So don’t forget you have a real life too and you have people to answer to as well. Again you wake up and you have people who are depending on you, and people you pay for the work they do for you, you know as much as we have this entertainment life, and it’s amazing, I mean.
“God bless you all for liking us so much because it’s actually your love that has put us on the pedestal, but we also do these things and wake up with a regular life, so in that sense and sometimes because I could get carried away, that’s majorly the problem.”