Popular Nollywood actress, Laide Bakare has disclosed that she will choose her career over her husband.
The script interpreter made this shocking revelation in a chat with Nine lives.
It could be recalled that Laide’s first marriage crashed years ago, she married another man and has since been waxing stronger in the industry.
In the interview, the Yoruba born mother of three opened up on her career, achievements, regrets and marital experiences among other issues.
Read some excerpts from the interview below….
How do you combine marriage with career and motherhood?
I wouldn’t say it’s hard or easy. No one is going to take up your responsibility for you. You just have to be the woman that you are meant to be. Whichever way, its God’s way of taking me through everything.
Is your husband not afraid that someone might snatch you from him when you’re on location?
Whether you are an actress or not, even the ugly ones, people get admirers. It’s a general thing. It doesn’t have anything to do with your work, it depends on who you are, how disciplined you are. It’s all about discipline, and everybody in your life should understand your person and be free.
If your husband asks you to quit acting, what would you do?
I don’t think any reasonable man would want his wife to quit her career. Definitely no, I won’t adhere to that.
So, you are saying if your husband asks you to choose between him and your career, you won’t hesitate to make a choice?
I will choose my career.
Why would you make such a choice?
It’s because I have worked for it. I have been making money before and after, through my job.
I have other side businesses but the mother of them all is movie-making. So, any other thing that comes out of it is just secondary. I wouldn’t jeopardize what made me, because I have been Laide Bakare since age 16. So, I don’t think it is something I would want to drop.
How do you safeguard your marriage from crashing?
It’s God, the fact that it has not happened doesn’t mean it will not happen. It may happen to me tomorrow. For me, I feel so calm and easy, believing that whatever God wants in one’s life shall happen. What if it has been destined to happen in one’s life?