By NWANKWO, Grace Chinasa
Nigerian Actress Nse Ikpe-Etim has revealed how she felt after discovering she can’t give birth to children.
The actress disclosed this in her interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo on his show #WithChude.
The award -winning actress, said she was not ashamed about not being able to have kids of her own.
“I didn’t feel shame but inadequacy, I felt inadequate as a woman because every time it was mentioned I would remember. So that’s what it was,” she said.
“Shame, I’m not ashamed. The least that I would be but I’m thankful for how I was brought up, we don’t tie shame to ourselves. We live through life fully and that’s how it is.”
Speaking of her husband’s support, she said, “My husband had stood by me through all of this because that’s the way it’s supposed to be when people say oh we need to really be thankful for. What really happened?? This is us, you walk in there as if it’s a partnership, what comes good, bad, ugly, it’s us just let it be.”
The actress added that she is open to adoption.
“You never say never, but right now Clifford and I are dog parents. People should be allowed to live, what else? We are okay! And nothing defines you, not one thing defines you,” she said.
It would be recalled that Actress Ikpe-Etim got married in 2013 to her husband Clifford Sule.
In 2019, the actress revealed her inability to conceive children.
“I was told I couldn’t have kids. And so, I had to have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) to make me have a life again and to stop going through what I was going through. And I’m literarily telling women and men, it really doesn’t matter if you can’t bear children.”