Top Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalada Ekeinde, recently spoke on her marriage and how she was able to walk down the aisle at age 18 – According to her, she was already a millionaire at the time because she started working at 15 – The mother of four said that she wouldn’t advise a lady to marry someone who isn’t financially stable because that would be slavery
Popular Nigerian actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, recently shared more details about her marriage in an interview with BBC Yoruba. The mother of four who got married at the age of 18 gave reasons for walking down the aisle at that young age. According to her, she was quite mature when she became a Mrs and she got married at the age of consent.
She said: “When I got married, I was at the age of consent and then I had maturity then saw somebody I liked.” Speaking of if she could also allow any of her children get married at the same age, the movie star said she only has one child who is 18 and he is a boy. Omotola added that he cannot get married now because he doesn’t have his own money.
She advised that people use their sense when making decisions and not decide to follow her footsteps because she got married at 18. Actress Omotola has spoken on why she got married at 18 and if she can allow her kids do same. Omotola said: “My last child who is 18 cannot say he wants to get married now because he doesn’t have his own money. Everything in this life has to do with your brain.”
“A person cannot say they want to get married at 18 because Omotola did.” Further in the interview, the top movie star said she was ready to get married at the time and she was already a millionaire. She explained how she already started working at age 15 to support her family. Omotola advised fans not to decide on marriage if they did not have their own money because it would be slavery. “When I was that age, I was ready to get married. I was working since I was 15, by the time I was 18, I was already a millionaire. I already had my own money and not any man’s money and I was mature. When my father died, I was taking care of my two siblings and was already like a mother. Someone has to look at maturity and if you’re financially ready. Don’t marry a man when you are not financially stable, that is slavery.”
On a final note, Omotola said that she would allow her kids to get married at that age if they had considered all the factors she mentioned and if they liked the person. “If my child has considered all these and says he or she is ready to get married, if we (the parents) see the person and like him or her, then we would bless the union”, she said.