While speaking to young aspiring actors and filmmakers at theInnovation Warehousewhich took place in lagos recently,NollywoodactressOmotola Jalade Ekeindespoke to participants about the high rate ofdivorcein celebritymarriages.
Offering up advise on how to young people in the industry can make theirmarriageswork, she said,
They must believe in you. If you’re aChristianand youmarrysomeone who is not born again then you are on your own. Yourpartnerneeds to bestrongerthan you. They are the ones getting the aftermath of your own action. Choose apartnerwho understands entertainment. Don’t choose your fan. Personally, I don’t believe in love at first sight. Pick someone who sees your heart, your soul, someone who sees the real you and not afraid to tell you about your flaws.
She also added,
Discipline is key. Everyone wantsfreedombut too muchfreedomis bad. Be disciplined. It’s better to be an enemy to aworkpartnerthan to your family. Learn to say No! We are like nurses and doctors in the industry because we can be called upon at anytime.
She also spoke out against “the casting couch” (sexual harrasment) in the entertainment industry,
Sometimes you will get a role for giving yourself out but you won’t be able to retain it. If you become famous it will later hunt you. But don’t run away from your sexuality, don’t shy away from who you are, enjoy who you are, come on there but come out with substance.