“Whenever I Read Or Heard Something About An Entertainer, I Easily Believed Until I Became A Victim Myself”- Omawunmi


The bottom Belle Crooner and expectant mother Omawunmi really spilled the beans in her recent interview with Saturday Beats. The Full hair lover talked about her marriage to Tosin Yusuf, her Daughter, her love for gossips in the past and how she got a taste of her own medicine by being a victim when she started seeing gossips about herself..Enjoy below

Why don’t you like posting pictures of your daughter on social media as some of your colleagues do?

I believe that when she is ready to start posting pictures online, it should be her choice. The fact that I post pictures of myself is my choice. My daughter is lovely, beautiful, intelligent, and it takes the grace of God for me not to show her off. But I believe she should be the one posting her pictures if she wants to. That is why you do not see her anywhere. Her father also shares that opinion that it should be her choice. If she wants to take pictures or ride on her mother’s name, it has to be her choice. It would not be fair to put her out there whether she wants such or not. It might seem strange but the same goes for her dad. Her father does not like being in the public glare. He loves me so much and has accepted my career. When I observed the way he kept to himself, I had to respect that. He has a choice to either be in the limelight with me or be at the background cheering me and he has made his decision.

Is that why it took you so long to show the public his face?

Did I even show his face? I did not do it deliberately. It was not something I thought about before doing. Yes, he is a very private person.

So are you expecting a boy or a girl?

It does not concern anybody. But I don’t even know myself.

It was rumoured that you had an affair with the Delta State Governor, is it true?

Whoever started that must be an idiot. I have answered the question before I got married and I am being asked again. If my husband’s people decided to read your newspaper and see this, do you think they would be happy and feel good to read such about their daughter- in-law? It is not nice for journalists to write on things like this especially when you know that the person is an honourable and decent person. had no affair with the governor and he has always been a father figure to me. Bringing such up in the position that I am right now is callous.

How do you feel when you read such stories about yourself?

Before I got into the industry, I read soft sell magazines a lot and I liked the gossips too. And whenever I read or heard something about an entertainer, I easily believed until I became a victim myself. The first time I read a scandalous article about myself, I wanted to run mad. I did not know who to fight with. I am not the kind of person that hides behind ‘anonymity’ to fight somebody. I am from Warri and we are not wired that way. We would say what is in our mind and if you do not like it, we would fight over the issue. When I got into the industry and it happened to me, I did not know who to fight with. It really hurt me but later on, I spoke to people who had worst things said about them and one of them told me that if I dwelt on what people have said about me, I would kill myself. It is so sad that some people just sit down and concoct lies. I don’t know if it makes them feel good that somebody that they admire and watch on television is miserable due to their lies. Does it mean that we are not also human? It is something that I have been pondering on but pending the time I find an answer, those lies do not bother me. But God would punish whoever starts a rumour about me and I find out who the person is. I will hurt the person; I will make sure that I dedicate a section of my life just to hurt the person.