Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has reacted to claims of a secret affair with former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole.
In an interview with BBC Yoruba, the actress revealed that she is not the kind of individual who enjoys attending events and insisted that she has never met Oshiomhole before.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde said: “People do not know that I don’t like to go out. I am either at home or at the office. I only like to go out on official purposes. I don’t know Adams Oshiomhole. I have never met him. End of the story.”
When asked if she would allow any of her children marry at the age of 18 like she did, she replied: “I was at the age of consent when I got married and above all, I was mature when I met my husband. Currently, I have only one child that is 18 years old, so the question is late.
“He is a boy and peradventure, he says he wants to get married, I will not allow it because he does not have his own money now.
“One must apply wisdom or common sense in everything one does. People cannot say that because I married at 18, therefore they can also do it. The question is, ‘are you ready for marriage’? When I was at that age, I was ready. I had been working since I was 15-years-old and I had become a millionaire at the age of 18. That is a fact that a lot of people don’t know.
“I had my own money. I was not dependent on any man. Moreover, my father died early, so I was already responsible for my younger siblings. I was like their mother at that time, so I was very mature and financially prepared.
“One should not marry a man when one is not financially stable. If one does that, one would be going into slavery or better still, prison. If any of my children, after considering all these factors, say they are ready for marriage, we (parents) would meet the person and if we like them, we would give them our blessings.”