Shaffy Bello, a Nollywood actress, is proud of her son, Ashton Akinrimisi, who recently graduated from Bowie State University in Maryland, United Kingdom.
Shaffy Bello, proud of her son’s accomplishments, posted images of Ashton at his graduation ceremony and wrote:
”.My Joy is FULL
Bless the name of Lord. @iconic_ashton You put in the work and God blessed your efforts.
Wa diru wa di igba. Your latter will be greater my love. ”
Shaffy Bello confessed a few months ago how she put her job ahead of her marriage and relationship with her children.
Shaffy, who rose to prominence after singing backup vocals on Seyi Sodimu’s 1997 hit song “Love Me Jeje,” revealed in an interview with Chude Jideonwo that she had to abandon her children and spouse in the United States to pursue her profession in Nigeria.
She claimed it was a significant sacrifice that cost her her marriage because the long-distance relationship deteriorated and ended in divorce.
The actress, on the other hand, claims she has no regrets about leaving her children and husband in America to pursue her profession in Nigeria.
“I came back to Nigeria to spread my wings,” she explained. “I felt like I was pregnant and couldn’t have a child as beautiful as my wings.”
“I came back to Nigeria to spread my wings, I felt like I was pregnant and could not have a child just like my wings were sort of closed in and I was boxed in.
“I needed more, my soul needed more, I was yearning for more. I did not know the price that will come with it but I had to make the sacrifice. I paid the price of not having a connection with my children then. My daughter was 13, my son was 11 before I left them.
“But before that, at some point, I quit my job to raise my kids, I sacrificed a lot for them to be nurtured just to leave them in their early teenage years with their father.
“I knew I wanted this career, if I go back, it will be too much of a sacrifice, I wouldn’t be myself and at some point, I will resent my husband so I had to focus on what I wanted.”
Shaffy added that she divorced her husband five years ago and stayed back in Nigeria because he allowed her.