Despite the fact that the ordinary Nigerian woman hopes to marry and establish a family, Nollywood actress Amara Maduka begs to differ. She maintains that she does not require a man for orgasm or money.
In a recent interview with Saturday Sun, the Anambra State-born actress said she has all she needs to make life interesting for herself and that she doesn’t need a man in her life. She said:
“I have a type and I can’t settle for less even if I tried. It’s not about the basic things for me and most people are just that; basic. It has to be so much more than sex and money for me to be that much interested in a man. Because I can give myself orgasm and I also make money for myself, so a man has to be so much more to impress me. In fact, at this point, I’m not interested in marriage or having kids. But in the future, I’ll see if anything changes. I think of it this way, if we are all having kids, who will help raise the ones in the streets? People don’t even adopt anymore. Everyone just wants to have kids but getting pregnant and having a baby doesn’t make you a good mother though.”
When asked how she manages the pressure from her family to marry and have children, Maduka praised her parents for being patient. She said:
“Not a single pressure. Home got a different mindset and I’m so blessed to come from the family I come from. We were raised to have our own mindset. And that’s the best thing you can do for a child, in my opinion. I went to a boarding school so I didn’t really spend much time being at home to bond with my parents, but the little times in-between holidays and visiting days were very dear to me. Then, as for grandchildren for my parents, they already have from my siblings. I’m a proud Aunty.”