Single Nollywood actress Ifeoma Okeke has revealed that she needs to be married and liked whereas recounting her expertise from an abusive relationship.
The actress in a chat with Dupe Ayinla Olasunkanmi additionally talked in regards to the inspiration behind her basis, Purple Campaign.
Okeke who was requested why she remains to be single mentioned she wouldn’t need that to be the subject of the interview.
She mentioned, “I suppose I answered this similar query some years again and I wouldn’t need it to be the subject of this interview. My basis, Purple Campaign was given start to out of a violent relationship I was in years again. I was within the relationship for 3 years, and the one Igbo man I had dated. So with a new relationship, I tolerated these issues I by no means needed to put up with up to now ones.
Even if I am known as that he’s seen with somebody, I will fake to be within the know. I felt I had seen my husband. One factor I had mentioned to myself was that I would by no means go away my man as a result of he cheats. So I suppose he took that benefit figuring out I was by no means going to go away. So the second I began complaining, we began having points and he battered me. In reality, typically I by no means believed the issues he beat me up for. And it continued; it stored lingering and I was asking myself if I would depart if I was married.
One day, he had stopped beating me and we had reconciled. But on May 26, 2008, I checked out one among my stunning photos earlier than courting him and in contrast it to the woman standing in entrance of the mirror they usually have been two opposites. I was trying like a widow; I was greater and fading away. I began indulging in beer. I may end two cartons in a day; no one knew what I was going by way of.”
She additionally opened up on melancholy and the way she picked purple for her basis as a result of it stands for violence and royalty.
She added: “Depression is actual, you may damage folks by phrases and they are going to be dying silently. My birthday got here, and I known as a good friend that I wished one thing totally different apart simply celebrating with mates, and she or he informed me about a girl who was raped at 9 and it continued and the way this had affected her maturity. I considered it and wished a color to signify the thought, so I went on the web and took place purple, which stands for the 2 issues; violence and royalty.
“That was how the idea of Purple Campaign started. And for me, there was no looking back. I want to be married and loved. I know I have my flaws. After that relationship, I tolerate less; I know I can be temperamental. But when someone loves you for your flaws, the good parts will complement. I know there is a good part of me. I haven’t seen that man, and I know he is out there. There is no hurry in life.”