Here is how she admonished her fans in the interview:
“For God’s sake, when you see artistes facing problems in their marriages, please do not jump to conclusions. We are going through a lot and we are human beings. If you are truly our lovers, then love us. No one ever prays to have a broken home and it is by the grace of God that some of us are in successful relationships.
“Gone are the days when I used to criticise people who had children out of wedlock. I no longer do that because if you are not in their shoes, you would not understand. It happens everywhere but because of the nature of our job, we are in the glare of publicity. So anything we do is seen as news and anything we do is usually magnified. You have no idea what we face, especially entertainers who are women”.
Here is her advice for women in abusive relationships.
“If your spouse beats you, I feel that you should find an escape route. I do not advise anyone to leave their relationship but when it comes to physical abuse, it is better to leave. We have heard of cases where a partner decided to stay in an abusive relationship and it led to their death. If a man should raise his hands to beat his wife, I would advise the person (wife) to leave the relationship”.
“Whenever I dish out parental advice, I use myself as an example. You cannot give what you do not have and if you are not disciplined as a parent you cannot instill discipline in your children. I do not allow stardom to get into my head, rather I caution myself knowing that I am a role model to some people.
“I do not keep friends and I do not encourage my children to keep friends. I would never go to the bathroom, get naked, take a picture of myself and send it to someone; never. So, my child can never do such. You can never see me exposing my body in public. Look nice and responsible because the way you are dressed is the way you would be addressed. My child dares not go out of my house dressed indecently; I would deal with that child.
“When I took my daughter to school, I reminded her not to do anything to tarnish the image I had built over the years as a celebrity. If she tries it, I would deal with her mercilessly. If I am not in church, I am either on a movie set or at home. I don’t keep friends and my children are my best friends. I hardly attend social events; I do not go to places I don’t get invitations to attend”.