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Days I was moved to tears— Actress Anita Hogan

Source: BABATUNDE SULAIMAN - Nigeriafilms.com
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What has motherhood done for you?

It has made me to be more patient and to always notice every little detail.

How old is your baby?

He is seven months old now.

You lost a pregnancy some years ago. Could it be the reason you didn't have another baby in time?

No, it didn't come; but it came when God wanted it.

What is your overview of the nation's movie industry?

At the moment, we are facing some challenges. But I know we will overcome the challenges.

How long do you intend to stay home to nurse your baby before coming back to the industry?

A year.

How is your husband?

He is cool. He shuttles in and out of the country.

What is it like being married to a foreigner?

It is a mixed feeling; it is full of challenges as you will find in any relationship. It is a new society for me and the challenges are really huge. It is also very enjoyable. My husband is much older than I am, so he is very patient.

What is the age difference between you and your husband?

I am not going to analyze this because it is not so important.

Would you have been having it this good if you were married to a Nigerian?

Owo oloun ni gbogbo kini yi wa (everything lies in the hand of God). What I don't know, I can't talk about. If I had tried it before, I would have said I know. I have never been married to a Nigerian and all my friends that are married to Nigerians are very happy.

What has changed about you since you got married?

I am more mature and more patient now. Before now, I used to talk any how and I used to get angry. But these days, I would say o se mi o (you have wronged me), but with a smile.

What is the greatest lesson life has taught you?

There is time for everything in life. If you like, run, run and run; if it is not your time, you are just running. But when God says it is your time, it is your time. And this is what I have learnt in life.

Your dress sense seems to have changed now. Is it because you are now married?

I have always dressed in the African way.

Yes, I know. But why did you adopt this style of dressing?

I have always liked African clothes because they fit me and my body structure.

Or are you trying to pass some message to your husband, a white?

Yeah, I am doing that because I don't want to lose my flavour. I work hard on not Oyinbolizing myself.

But a lot of people in your shoes would like to copy the Western culture?

Maybe they enjoy it, but I don't.

Would you tell me one or two things that have moved you to tears in life?

Oh! I cried the day I was pushing my baby out and I cried the day I lost my late fiancé.