LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) –Nollywood actress and singer, Angela Okorie, has candidly shared insights about her broken marriage to Chukwuma Orizu.
In a recent podcast interview with Iyabo Ojo, the mother of one disclosed that she fell out of love with her ex-husband due to the unrelenting pressure from his family, who constantly urged her to abandon her career in entertainment.
She emphasized that her passion and dreams were being stifled, something her own parents never did to her.
Angela underscored that her ex-husband was supportive but the family’s disapproval made her feel misunderstood and compelled to relinquish her aspirations.
She said, “I won’t advise anybody to be in a marriage when you’re not in love with the man. I think that’s the reason a lot of women cheat. In this Lekki, you have too many women who cheat in their marriages.
“For me, I fell out of love. The man [my ex-husband] was a good man. I fell out of love because of what his family was doing. The family didn’t want me to continue acting. They didn’t want me to do anything acting. They were like, ‘If we are going to marry you, you’ll stop doing entertainment.’ And I will be like, ‘Even my mum can’t even stop me. That is my life. Do you know how many years it took me?’
“He [my ex-husband] was in support of me. He doesn’t even stress me but because of the whole saga, it was like I was in a place where the people didn’t even understand my vision. They don’t understand what I’m chasing. You need to chase it with me. This is what your wife wants. You can’t kill my dream. This is what I’ve worked for so many years to get here. So, you can’t just wake up and say, “Because you want to marry me, give up on my dreams.”