It’s nobody’s business —Uche Elendu
By Benjamin Njoku
Popular film maker and founder of Nollywood Igbo Film Festival,NIFA,Nze Harris Chuma recently took a swipe at increasing divorce rate in Nigeria, especially in the entertainment,blaming the malaise on the inability of the female celebrities to separate the world of make-believe from their marriages.
Chuma’s voiced his opinion after news of the annulment of actress Tonto Dikeh’s marriage to her ex- husband, Olakunle Churchill went viral on the Internet few weeks ago as well as the sustained marital crisis between actress Mercy Aigbe and her estranged husband, Lanre Gentry.
Chuma said ‘the problem with our colleagues is that they have failed to separate the world of make- believe from their marriages.”
“A movie is scripted and the actors act according to the script. But in marriages, there are many flaws that spring up even when you are not expecting it,” he added
But frowning at Chuma’s opinion, actress Uche Elendu said ‘it’s not anyone’s business.”
“I don’t think it’s anyone’s business. We can pray for them. Nollywood is made up of different people from different backgrounds with different orientations. Did we help them to make their choice of life partners? Why should we now discuss their choice to go their separate ways?” Uche Elendu queried
Reacting in the same vein, Alex Eyengho, Vice President of the International Federation of Film Producers Association, FIAPF, advised celebrity couples to remain truthful to their marriage vows. “Celebrity couples should know that they are in the eyes of the public. They have fans and are almost always seen as role models and as such must endeavour to always do that which is right before man and God,” he advised.