Popular Nigerian actress Nse Ikpe-Etim has revealed that she doesn’t have a womb.
Okay Nigeria understands that the actress opened up while speaking at an event for her new movie ‘Conversation with Nse’ in Lekki, Lagos.
At the event, the actress bared out her hearts to her fans and the teeming audience.
Furthermore, Ikpe-Etim stated that she was diagnosed three years ago with Adenomyosis, a condition whereby the inner lining of the uterus breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus.
In her words:
“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. What really matters is what you would do for the world, for the universe.”
Speaking on how on her reaction to the news of spending the rest of her life without a womb, she said:
“Tears dropped and then my husband squeezed my hand. It was reassuring there was someone there and it was telling me that this is reality, my reality.”
“I didn’t think there was any point anymore because my society taught me that I have to be a mother to be appreciated and every time I went online, I would have one troll or two say ‘you never born?’
“But I’m thankful that that didn’t break me. I’m thankful for Nollywood.”