Nollywood actress and The Johnsons’ TV series star, Ada Ameh, has disclosed how tough it is being a single mother who got pregnant as a 14-year-old teenager studying while still in class four.
Speaking about herself at the Benson Idahosa University’s 14th Cultural Day Celebration, The actress says: “Going through life as a single mother was not an easy thing at all, but today I am proud to call myself a proud single mother because whenever I see my daughter I am glad.
“I want you to understand that even though I dropped out of secondary school, I am a proud single mother. If not for God, I don’t know where I would have been. My major concern is for the young girls, I am not a victim, I am a proud single mother.
“Today my child is my school; she was the school that I graduated from. My first degree was that woman; you will not understand what it means to become pregnant at 14.”
Further speaking about her experience, actress Ada also charged the students of the university to develop their talents, as it would pave way for them in the future and enhance their success.
She states: “Aside from being in school, there are other talents that you have in you. You should not allow this talent to die in you. Some of you will come out to be great designers, I have heard testimonies of people that moved from the rank of being bank managers and suddenly they started falling back to their first love.
“Be You, Be original. This is what has kept me in the movie industry for 22 years and by the grace of God still relevant. 22 years ago I was picked from the gutters, dropped out of secondary school after the baby saga; I wrote GCE and JAMB and didn’t pass the exam. It has not been easy, but I have been able to pull through all these years only by the grace of God.
“The Johnsons is the part two of my life, my story will never be complete without mentioning it. We became so relevant because we stood. Find out who you are before you leave school.”