May 28, 2015 – “I Have Been Celibate For 3 Years” – Nigerian Actress Omotunde Ogundimu Confesses
See excerpts from a recent interview NF magazine had with Nollywood actress Omotunde Ogundimu who recently underwent a fibroid removal surgery.
Where have you been since the surgery?
I am okay as you can see except that I am not all that robust anymore. I am now slim but I like it.
Do you wish to go on the big side again?
Well, I liked it then but people say I’m prettier than now. I don’t know why, I am aging fast, but I like it the way I am now because I am a bit light, not that heavy. Years ago, when I want to wear clothes, I am always wondering about my tummy, but now, I am free.
During the trying period, did you fear death?
No, I was never afraid of it. I can’t even think about that. If I had to think like that, then I am wicked. It is three years now that I lost my husband. If I had to think like that, who is going to take care of my children? They need me and all through those times, they were with me, they encouraged me, talked to me saying, ‘mum, you are going to be okay, just stay cool, God is going to heal you and all that.’ Here I am today. I wasn’t thinking about death then and besides, I am too young to die.
Was it true that you needed more money after the surgery?
Hmm, thank God you have seen me. If you were here last week, I was putting on a very nice gown and a lot of people were like, thank God you are now looking good and better. But it’s just that I have not been going to events like that. I wanted to add more weight before stepping out again, but I found out that it was not about gaining the weight, but the way you carry yourself.
How many kids do you have and do you have to remarry?
My first child is going to be 18 in July, the second child will be 16 in June and the third turned 11 in March.
Motunde Ogundimu kids
On the marriage issue, if God says yes, sure, I will go ahead and remarry but if God says okay o, Motunde O, there is no space for husband again, then I will stay.
The sexual part of it, hmm, I have been without sex for the past three years, so, it is nothing to me, that’s the truth. I have been without it for the past three years.
Do you mean men don’t disturb you?
People come to disturb me but I just need to avoid them. You know these men out there, it is either they are coming to you because you have something to give them or they just want to have a taste of you and then brag that ‘mehn, you see that actress, I am her boyfriend, we are together and all sorts.’
[Interview conducted by Nathaniel Ekpo/Nigeriafilms]