Nigerian movie actress Shaffy Bello has shed more light on her divorce from her husband five years ago.
The actress said she did what she had to do to achieve her ambition even though her husband was good.
Shaffy Bello Have no Regrets on Divorce
She said, “I wanted to spread my wings. I felt pregnant, and I couldn’t have a child. I felt like my wings were closed in and I was boxed in. I was yearning for more but didn’t realise what sacrifice would come with that.
“I paid the price of [not] having a connection with my children. Coming to Nigeria, I would stay in my room sometimes and cry, like, ‘oh my gosh, what am I doing?’ I left them. My daughter was 13, and my son was 11.
“Now, mind you, I was a hands-on mother: come home, take a nap, set the table, all of that. And I mean, quit my job to raise my children. That’s why I only had two. So when they grew up to a certain extent, I went back to work.
“I sacrificed everything because I believe that they didn’t ask to be born. I wanted to give them everything. Leaving them was a considerable sacrifice, but it turned around for good. I came back and wanted to be a Yoruba actor.
“I found my calling; I paid the price of divorce five years ago. He was a good man but I got to a place where I wanted more. I had to make that choice to focus on what I wanted. I’ve worked too hard, and I’m sacrificing nothing.”
Shaffy Bello, who first featured in a famous 1997 hit song” Love me Jeje” by Seyi Sodimu, has since established herself in the Nollywood industry in significant movies like Eti Keta, her first Yoruba film.
The 51-year-old actress also featured in Joanne Lawson 2012 famous TV series, Tinsel.
The actress grew up in the United States, where she completed her education before moving to Nigeria.