Marriage, they say, is not a do or die affair. While some yearn for it, few others detest it as some enjoy their independence as single ladies, especially among celebrities.
For those that yearn for it, maybe they haven’t met the right persons for them.
Here are the top Spinsters in Nollywood
We hope and pray for them to find their right men soon.
Tonto Charity Dikeh, also known as Tonto Dike, is a Nigerian actress and singer from Rivers State and is of the Ikwerre tribe. Dikeh is from a family of seven.
Tonto was known in Nollywood as a chain smoker and had started smoking since the age of 14 but she recently testified that she stopped smoking after prayers with Pastor T.B. Joshua via his Christian television station Emmanuel TV.
Tonto Dikeh is 29 years old and yet to be married. In her own words, simply said: “I have no plans for marriage; I only regret not having a child yet.
Rukayat Akinsanya, popularly known as Rukky Sanda, is a Nigerian actress, film producer and director. She was born in Ikorodu, Lagos State.
When asked what she thinks about marriage, Rukky Sanda said “marriage is a beautiful thing. If you find somebody to wake up with you every single morning, someone that wants to spend the rest of their life with you, that’s wonderful.
“Right now, I’m not even dating. Not at all. I’m dating this work that I’m doing now. I’d probably be the worst person in a relationship at this point in time,” she said.
As a Muslim, she said can marry someone not practicing the same religion with her.
“I can marry anybody. I can even marry someone that has no religion. What is my business with religion?”
Veteran Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, revealed in a recent interview that she is still single because she is afraid of divorce and she has the desire to stay married for long.
The 36-year old Imo State-born single mother explained that she was born and raised Catholic and she doesn’t believe in divorce.
“If I get married, I really want to stay married and staying married is not an easy thing. It means you are completely in tune with your partner.
“It means you have found your soul mate because you will have to be able to stand a lot of disappointments that would definitely come but then again you have to learn to forgive,” she said.
Nollywood actress, Halima Abukar, from Kano State, is in her late 35 years of age. She speaks about her not being married yet:
“I don’t know why people always seem to be putting pressure on others to get married. When the marriage doesn’t work out, they will be the first to criticize you.
“My parents are not pressurising me to get married; my family is not pressurising me to get married either. So, I don’t see why I should let anyone pressurise me into marriage.”
On her part, Empress said she can never contemplate dating a poor man, let alone consider getting married to one.
When she was asked recently to talk about marriage, she discounted the issue with a wave of the hand, saying, “Please, marriage is not the thing on my mind right now”.
She went further to say “I can’t marry my colleague! Boring living in the same house with someone you know his job so well as well as his income. Should you be more popular or get richer than the man, then you are in trouble as this could be dangerous. If you are on six figures and he is on less, there is trouble. Men and their egos!”.
Abia State-born African sultry actress, Nkiru Sylvanus, has declared that she can hook a married man for marriage if the need arises.
“I’ve said it before that if ladies don’t stop this nonsense they call ‘one-man-one-wife’, many of them will get to 40 and still remain single.
“There are more women than men. Go to churches, the number of single ladies in most cases is three times the number of single guys. And some of the guys are even jobless. No good jobs.
“Well, some ladies are beginning to realise their folly and some of them has taken the lead to break away from the craze.”
Nkiru, in her mid-30s, knows age is no longer on her side and as a Nigerian woman, she must be under a lot of pressure to settle down.
The former aide of the Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, reiterated further that if the first wife would not make trouble and she is ready to make the man happier, she can consider being a second wife.
“If the situation and the person is good, I would go for it,” she added.
“Yes I am still single. The reason is that I am someone who has always believed in love. It is a big deal to me so if I have to do it, it has to be right.
“I’m a strong believer of love. I get lots of proposals; it is so crazy I do not know who to give a chance to. I think it is a price I have to pay for stardom.
“Sometimes when anybody comes my way, I do not know who wants to be with me for the right reasons. I believe when that day comes, I will definitely figure out who that person is. It is not easy.
“What I should be talking about is not relationship but marriage. I want to go into marriage and be in it for ever. No one goes into marriage thinking of divorce, but it happens. We try our best.
“I think I am kind of scared, but I just have to give it a try whether I like it or not. It just has to happen and happen right; at the right time,” explained 32-year old Anambra State-born Ebube.
On her part, Yvonne Jegede said “when the time comes, I will get married. I have never given it a thought.
“It’s not about thinking, it is about the right person coming my way. Many ladies have been thinking about settling down for years now, but ‘Mr. right’ has not come their way.
“I don’t even have any relationship right now.
When asked why most actresses do not want to get married, Yvonne said “How do you mean? Do you think that a lady would decide to remain single?
“As a woman, she still needs a man. If you do not have a man in your life, it is so bad. She can never be a happy woman.
Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha, popularly known as Rita Dominic, is 39 years old from Imo State and also yet to be married.
She said it’s not by choice that she’s unmarried
The beautiful and petite actress had disclosed that she will settle down once she meets the right person and that she didn’t choose to be single at 39.
Hopefully, our dear Rita will soon find that right man.
Actress Ada Ameh who had a child at the age 14 out of wedlock is yet to tie the knot.
“Ada Ameh is still very much single. I believe I will get married some day. I don’t know when, but I will be married.
“Am I ugly? I am beautiful. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. When the time for marriage comes, it will happen.
“I am like Mount Zion, I can never be shaken. Some men love them big. If you throw your left arm, you will touch flesh, you throw the other arm, you will touch flesh. The impression that actresses hardly get married or stay in marriages is wrong. We are human beings like every other person in any other profession.
“This is what we do for a living. You wouldn’t say a banker is not good for marriage since her profession requires her coming home late.
“Some people are late starters while some others are early starters. Maybe you will qualify me as late starter in marriage. The most important thing is that I will get married some day,” said 42-year old Ada Ameh
Actress Bimbo Akintola was born to an Oyo State father and Edo State mother. She is 43 years old.
She has always reiterated that she is not looking for a husband and cannot be forced into marriage because of societal pressure.
“The worst rumour I’ve ever heard about myself is that I’m looking for a husband, that I’m desperate for a husband. That’s the worst I’ve heard and that’s the latest one. I’m not looking for a husband and I don’t need one.
“I don’t need anything. I’m a complete person. I only do things that make me happy, because I believe and I understand the reality that this is just one life and you should live it to the maximum. happiness and peace should be the key.
“I’m not searching for a husband, because the rumour that I’m searching for a husband has given me wahala,- all kinds of people from left, right and centre, looking for me saying they want to marry me. Please, I’m using this opportunity to tell everybody, I am not looking for a husband!”
When asked why she is yet to get married, actress Benita Nzeribe, on her own part, said:
“If I have to say the truth, marriage is not all about money or the little things of life. We should marry for real love. That is why I see myself as being able to marry whoever I am in love with, no matter his status in life.
“That is to say, even if the guy is a wheelbarrow pusher, I would marry him so long as my heart is with him.”
Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, popularly called Funke Akindele, was born in Ikorodu, Lagos State. She got married to Kehinde Oloyede in 2012 but divorce in 2013, just few months after marriage. At 38, she is back to join the single lifestyle.