Why I Wanted To Keep My Pregnancy Secret – Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade

Osas Ajibade and Husband, Gbenro

On the latest issue of Genevieve magazine, Nollywood actress Osas Ajibade (nee Ighodaro) dished on how she has been coping with her first pregnancy for actor Gbenro Ajibade.

Though the expectant mother says she would love to keep her pregnancy private, she acknowledges the limelight is inevitable because of the career path she has chosen.

‘This is my first child and I do not want people’s opinions or judgement at this time. I want to take back that power from the public and enjoy my pregnancy with all its challenges. Unfortunately, I am aware that this is the industry I signed up for and people will always judge,’ she told the magazine in its June 2016 issue.

Not wanting to jinx the pregnancy, Osas who tied the nuptial knot with her husband in New York on July 4, 2015 revealed she has had to stick to her mum’s superstitious instructions.

‘It is a very sensitive period for us especially with my older sister passing away from malaria when she was with child. My mum is really protective and she is on board with my keeping this pregnancy a secret,’ she said.

‘Losing a child is not easy on any parent so I understand why she is being protective. She even shared with me some Benin superstitions like putting a pin on my clothes to ward off evil and never telling anyone how far gone I am in my pregnancy and I am following her instructions to the letter. We know the culture we are in. Let’s be real, there are bad belle people out there so to protect this blessing we are going to enjoy this moment privately.‘

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