9 Memorable Things Some Of Our Favourite Nigerian Celebrities Said This Year.


From magazines to TV, Radio and blogs, we have seen them being interviewed and talked about everywhere this year.  As 2012 comes to a close, we take a closer look at the many celebrity interviews we have read this year and we chose nine memorable sound bites from some of our favourite Nollywood stars.



Bimbo Akintola On Why We Shouldn’t Judge Ourselves By Others’ Standards
We are all individuals, we are not one clone. We have different paths to take in life. Some of us will marry, some of us won’t. Some of us will have kids, some of us won’t. So I never judge myself according to other people’s standards. And for me, marriage is such a huge deal and I’m not in a hurry to go there. If you find maybe two of my ex’s, you will find out that I’ve had proposals. But I turned them down because at the end of the day, you are saying “I pick this person above everybody else in the world, till death do us part.” I had better believe that! If I don’t believe it, it’s not going to happen. Look, I will be 70 and single if I don’t believe it. (Source – Bella Naija)


Funke Akindele On The Importance Of Hardwork
Young people these days, they want the good things of life and they want it now, no one wants to work or suffer anymore but I tell them that is not the way, it wasn’t the way for me. It’s not that easy. There is this Mary Mary song I hold dear to my heart, ‘can’t give up now’ and I always sing it to them. (Source – Y! Magazine)



Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi On Raising Children With Good Values
It is the daily prayer of mine not to raise a child who knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing! I do not believe that the most expensive school is necessarily the best school. Need I say more? Our generation turned out well because we were raised by women who were well grounded. They taught us to pay respect to elders even if that elder can’t afford to buy the tyre of the car we are driving. Values are totally different these days and I pity future generations at the rate we are going. (Source – Motherhood Instyle)


Joke Jacobs On Why Men Should Be Allowed To Be Themselves
There’s a lot of societal pressure that makes men not be themselves. A man should be allowed to be vulnerable, strong, supportive, sometimes challenged and needing somebody to help him through and he should also be there for the person as well. On a parting note, for those couples about to jump the broom, go ahead and do it! Go in and enjoy each other; enjoy every moment of your marriage (Source – Genevieve Magazine)


Kate Henshaw On Standing Up To Domestic Violence
Yes I was a victim of violence in a relationship and it wasn’t pleasant. So I can really understand where a lot of people are coming from. I didn’t have the strength to stand up and move on my own. I had to go on my knees and pray to God for help. Each time I tried to move on, there would be apologies, and I was afraid to step out and start a new relationship but I’m glad I’ve come through it and now I can help people in similar situations. (Source – Bella Naija)


Monalisa Chinda On Building A Support System As A Single Mother
As a single working mother, I know it gets hard sometimes to raise a child on your own. Through your busy schedule, it can be easy to forget that you are not alone when you have so much to deal with. Building your own support system gives you a shoulder to lean on when it comes to all the things that come with raising a child. It’s great to surround yourself with like-minded people — or people you trust to be involved in your everyday life.  In my case, I’m incredibly lucky to have family and close friends who are always ready to help as needed. (Source – 9jamom)



Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde on the importance of self confidence
A lot of people don’t realize that psychologically, the minute a woman’s self-confidence dips; it affects every other thing she is supposed to take care of. It affects her personal life; she doesn’t have any self worth. She doesn’t feel she is special therefore she can’t give love to anything or anyone around her. She will snap at her children all the time and she wouldn’t know why she can’t give full attention to work.(Source – Mania)


Stella Damasus On Talking To Teenagers About Sex
Most Teenagers don’t have parents who are bold enough to talk to them about sex before they hear it in school. When schools teach sex education, they talk about the parts of the body, what it can do and the fact that it will lead to pregnancy. They don’t tell them the psychological and emotional part of it, they don’t explain to the girls that they can say no and mean no, they don’t make them realise how important their bodies are. As the school depends on their parents to do the dirty job, the parents are too embarrassed to discuss it, so they wait for the school to do it. At the end of the day who is losing? (Source – Stella’s blog)


Nse Ikpe Etim On What She Wants To Be Remembered For
I will love to be remembered for the lives I have touched, either by making them laugh or by lending a helping hand or by just being there. Sometimes, a word of encouragement is a lot more than money and there is a lot of pain right now (Source – Vanguard)




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