Nollywood actress, Shaffy Bello has disclosed that she had to choose her career over her marriage and kids ten years ago.
The 50-year old actress in an exclusive interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo told the host that she sacrificed her family for her professional career, acting.
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“I came back to Nigeria to spread my wings, I felt like I was pregnant and couldn’t have a child…like my wings were sort of closed in like I was boxed in.
I needed more, my soul needed more, I was yearning for more. I didn’t 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…I was a hands-on mother before I left them.
At a point, I even quit my job to raise my kids…I sacrificed a lot for them to be nurtured…only to now leave them in their early teenage years with their father…and then again, their dad is out there making a living and I am here in Nigeria making a living….so they missed the joint parental touch but that is about that”
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Speaking further Shaffy Bello said, “I left my husband because he allowed me….….we divorced 5 years ago when I was 45 and that was a huge sacrifice, he is a good man and father to the children….the distance affected us, the long-distance relationship was difficult…but I knew I wanted this, if I go back, it will be too much of a sacrifice, I wouldn’t be myself and at some point, I will resent him so I had to focus on what I wanted.”