Monday, 27 July 2020

I have forgiven my ex-husband for the sake of our son- Tonto Dikeh reveals in her latest interview.

 Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh was the latest guest on Dele Momodu’s Insta-live interview, were she talked on a lot of issues including her crashed marriage with Olakunle Churchill, forgiveness, Stereotype in Nollywood, and her style. Below is an excerpt…

 On Forgiveness:

A man I love and respect always talked to me about forgiveness and I have come to realize that forgiveness is not about the next person.

I know that forgiveness is not about the next person but the explanation I got recently really wowed me. It says I have forgiven you not because you have to be forgiven, I have forgiven you because I do not want to put myself in a place of stagnation when it comes to growth.

I do not want to put myself in a place of stagnation when it comes to love, I do not want to put myself in a place of warship, progressing, my career. Forgiveness is a whole lot and I only just realized that the bible says that if we do not forgive, God cannot forgive us. All these things are in the bible but it never really made an impact on me until someone really explained it.”

And she was then asked by the anchor if she has forgiven her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill?

 Her reply: “Oh yes, especially him. I forgive him and wish him the best, for my son’s sake. I do. Why not?”

On stereotypes in Nollywood, she said:

I was one artiste who didn’t like to be stereotyped and Nollywood has this habit. If you watch most of Uncle Pete Edochie’s film, it never changes.

Only his name changes. His words never changes, his character never changes, nothing changes. Sometimes his clothes even changes but his name is the only constant thing that changes. They always give him the same role all the time and I wonder why he takes it but then again he is a veteran so I am never going to question that.

I said that to say this. Sometimes when you are good at a role, Nollywood would want to impose that role one you . They would want to give it to you until the whole world gets tired of your talent because you are playing just one particular role.”