Nollywood actress, Osas Ighodaro, has disclosed in a recent interview with Genevieve magazine that she has been protecting her pregnancy from public because she does not want any form of problem.
She stated that knowing the kind of industry she is into, a lot of people will fix their eyes on her and with that, she has to be careful.
Recalling how her sister died during child birth because she had malaria, the actress disclosed that she has been following her mum’s superstitious beliefs of using pin to hold her clothes to avoid evil attack on her or the child.
According to her, “This is my first child and I do not want people’s opinions or judgement at this time. I want to take back that power from the public and enjoy my pregnancy with all its challenges.
Unfortunately, I am aware that this is the industry I signed up for and people will always judge.”
“It is a very sensitive period for us especially with my older sister passing away from malaria when she was with child. My mum is really protective and she is on board with my keeping this pregnancy a secret.”
“Losing a child is not easy on any parent so I understand why she is being protective. She even shared with me some Benin superstitions like putting a pin on my clothes to ward off evil and never telling anyone how far gone I am in my pregnancy and I am following her instructions to the letter. We know the culture we are in. Let’s be real, there are bad belle people out there so to protect this blessing we are going to enjoy this moment privately,” she added.