Bukky Ogunnote Begs Nigerians To Pity Celebrities With Marriage Problems

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Veteran actress Bukky Ogunnote in this chat with Saturday Beats pleaded with Nigerians to stop judging celebrities with marriage problems.

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”.

5 thoughts on “Bukky Ogunnote Begs Nigerians To Pity Celebrities With Marriage Problems

  1. I am very glad you are no longer criticizing people who had or have children out of wedlock. It is good you have learnt your lesson from it, because you see, if you have not been in someone’s shoes or domain, you will never understand what happened and why they did what they did. Human beings are very and so very judgmental that instead of sitting and asking the whys’ whens’ whats you have no right to judge anyone. God is the only judge who can say what you did is right or wrong, but even so He forgives.
    Secondly as artistes you need to keep your privacy, even though you are in the public eye and it is not all that you can keep private, you need to try as much as possible to keep a lot of things private. Marriage is not for only the celebrities, marriage is for everyone but because some of the celebrities flaunt their marriages, everything around them, people will also find a way of crucifying you when things starts going wrong, because that is human nature.
    I am glad you do not allow stardom to get into your head, because it is purpose in life and you need to make sure it is well serviced. Continue to be an advocate for celebrities who flaunt their bodies, material things etc because everyone is watching. There are a lot of people who are more than celebrities, in the villages, rural areas, but they do service or share their purpose without anyone getting to know what they are doing.

  2. Dear naijagist,I read a story of a little boy whose eyes were removed by some evil few days ago. I haven’t stopd thinking about this boy since then because I have a boy of same age and I cannot imagine what he is passing thru right now. is there anyway one can help with boy financially?

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