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Nollywood Actress Ada Ameh: I Became Pregnant & Gave Birth At 14… I’m A Proud Single Mother

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The Johnson’s star Ada Ameh has revealed how her early pregnancy didn’t stop her from becoming a popular figure in the Nollywood movie industry.

The actress revealed this during the 14th Cultural Celebration Day at the Benson Idahosa University.

“Going through life as a single mother was not an easy thing at all, but today I am proud to call myself a proud single mother because whenever I see my daughter I am glad,” she said.

“I want you to understand that even though I dropped out of secondary school, I am a proud single mother. Just take it that my life is a history. If not for God, I don’t know where I would have been. My major concern is for the young girls, I am not a victim, I am a proud single mother. Today my child is my school; she was the school that I graduated from.

My first degree was that woman; you will not understand what it means to become pregnant at fourteen.”

She charged them to develop their talents, as this is what would pave way for them in the future and enhance their success.

“Aside being in school, there are other talents that you have in you. You should not allow this talent to die in you. Some of you will come out to be great designers, I have heard testimonies of people that moved from the rank of being bank managers and suddenly they started falling back to their first love.

“Be You, Be original. This is what has kept me in the movie industry for 22 years and by the grace of God still relevant. 22 years ago I was picked from the gutters, dropped out of secondary school after the baby saga; I wrote GCE and JAMB and didn’t pass the exam. It has not been easy, but I have been able to pull through all these years only by the grace of God.

“The Johnsons is the part two of my life, my story will never be complete without mentioning it. We became so relevant because we stood. Find out who you are before you leave school.”



  1. Yomade Jude

    April 17, 2018 at 2:03 AM

    Please stop supporting early pregnancy. What u did was wrong unless if u were raped

    • Jojo

      April 17, 2018 at 7:39 AM

      Exactly my point@ Yomade, how can somebody talk about early pregnancy in such a manner as if what she did was right. You must have been very spoilt as a young girl to get pregnant at 14. Stupid nonsense foolish talk.

  2. Mon

    April 17, 2018 at 5:32 AM

    @Yomade Jude, you said part of my thought, in addition,she should educate people on the mistake that lead to such early pregnancy of hers at such an early age, to help curb them from such a painful experience. We love to see people match the same shit and such attitude never supports growth in society.

  3. Cupid

    April 17, 2018 at 8:28 AM

    And what are you proud of? Knowing sex at such a tender age and ending up single. An age where you yourself is still wearing diaper. Eni t’ori e o pe.

  4. Metu Nyetu

    April 17, 2018 at 9:29 AM

    @YOMADE JUDE, MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY! IT’S GOOD THAT SHE PULLED through all the challenges that life threw at her, but she failed to warn young girls of today againt making the same mistakes she made. This is the problem we have in the world today; many shallow motivational rhetoricians who care little about morality. Should we hail her for delivering a child at 14?

  5. Omolabake f Agunbiade

    April 17, 2018 at 9:40 AM

    thank you yomade….that was my taught too. with all these going on especially among the actresses showing off the kids they had when they were young and now they seems to be happy to have those kids at younger age sends message to transfers that you can do it too and be happy

  6. Jeff

    April 17, 2018 at 3:41 PM

    Spoilt child @ 10 you started meeting men and @14, you got pregnant. Bravo! !! Spoilt brats.

  7. uzoma

    April 17, 2018 at 5:29 PM

    Let every one clap for you for getting pregnant at 14 when you should be serious with your studies. You never said you were raped which means you knew what you were doing and no wonder you dropped out of school because you were busy eating the same food your elders were eating. What did your parents say about you getting pregnant at 14 and having a baby? Instead of you to counsel younger ones against child sex you came here to promote promiscuity. No wonder many of you in Nollywoood have children out of wedlock and some snatch other women’s husbands.

  8. Dee

    April 17, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    Typical ! Judgement and harsh disrespectful words ! She’s telling her story as it happened to her No one walked the route like she did Rightly or wrongly ,raped or not (I cannot believe anyone will even refer to that as a reason or option but just surmising ) , godly or not ,it happened to her and she’s just sharing her life experience I don’t even know the woman and without being defensive or offensive _ let he that has NO sin cast the first stone Also if you had a perfectly righteous childhood good for you but don’t judge others by your own standards Life happens !!
    May God help us to bridle our tongues and speak in love

    • Metu Nyetu

      April 17, 2018 at 9:16 PM

      @DEE, TO MAKE a mistake is one thing, to talk about that mistake without shame or regret is a other. Don’t allow this brush-aside, elusive attitude of this current age to becloud your good reasoning. This lady made a mistake and she’s here boasting how she survived. A mature thing would have been to caution younger ones against making the same mistake. But she wouldn’t do that. Why would I not flay her?

  9. Dee

    April 17, 2018 at 11:11 PM

    Hang on a minute; I’ve read the article again people ; she didn’t talk about “that mistake without shame or regret “ ; in fact she acknowledged that without God, she would have been lost forever; honest admission in my view I suddenly remember the story of the adulterer in the bible and how those learned people – scribes and Pharisees were asking Jesus to pass judgement Even if she made a mistake , who are we to judge her ?
    Elusive attitude beclouding good reasoning ? Here we go again with that judgemental approach and pointless high moral ground Let’s take the logs out of our own eyes before belittling others for the specs in theirs. She’s told her story and it’s only God that’s entitled to judge her – no sorry – it’s only God that’s entitled to even consider if she should be judged Period I am still trying to learn how to accept people , mistakes and all – and more so when I realised how fragile and fallible I am May God help us to bridle our tongues ……
    Over and out

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