Feb 11, 2017 – Lizzy Anjorin: I Have A Tailoring Shop In Ogba Lagos, No Boyfriend Or Sugar Daddy Behind My Wealth
Excerpts of Nollywood actress Lizzy Anjorin’s interesting chat with Dupe Ayinla Olasunkanmi
Interviewer: As a young lady, what has kept you on with no helper?
Anjorin: It is all about what you aim to achieve. My home is in Lekki and my shop is at Ogba. I have slept in the shop on the bare floor on several occasions. I work as a slave when I want to work. I have had my workers hold up wrapper for me, while I bathe in the gutter as a celebrity. I do this often. I do this because I need to have my work done in the shop.
As a designer, I have to get all the works done on some materials, like stoning which needs to be delivered to client. Because of the high exchange rate, I now do this things myself, having been able to get experience from my trips to Senegal where I get my goods.
The truth is I endure a lot; beyond my age, but with stardom and as a lady. There is no Baba Alaye. No man will invest so much in you without asking for something in return. But I have a boyfriend, who understands me.
Interviewer: You seem to be very fond of this guy. Tell us about your boyfriend?
Anjorin: I really appreciate him for being there, and he is very understanding. Sometimes, as a young unmarried woman with a boyfriend who depends on her, you will go nowhere. But when you date someone who is not after your pocket, whatever you do, will reflect on you.
Are you saying you status is no threat to him?
Anjorin: That is because he is a busy person as well. As a celebrity, you have to date someone who is like-minded.
Interviewer: When do you plan to settle down?
Anjorin: It is between us. There was a time he travelled for about two months and he came and went to the house, only to be told by my gatekeeper that I haven’t been home for over a month. And I was in the shop working late nights.
He called and I told him where I was and to confirm I made a video call and he was surprised to see the way I was looking. That is me when I am working.