Nollywood actress Nkiru Sylvanus has been trailed with so many controversies over the span of her career with most of them bordering on her marital status. On three occasions, it had been rumoured that she got married secretly all of which she has denied.
So frequent have the reports been that an account actually claimed that the actress was so desperate to get married that she settled to become the second wife to a prominent northerner.
When the actress was asked in a recent interview whether she was currently in a relationship, the screen diva simply said, “I should be dating, don’t you think so?”
She further said that she would get married when the time comes, urging her fans to keep calm on issues that border on her private life.
“I will settle down whenever it comes, it is a thing of the mind, so when you think your mind is ready to settle down, you will. For me, it could be now, it could be tomorrow, next year or next five years. For instance, male fans will always try to woo me, it’s part of living, but you have to have a polite way of saying no. If I say no, I mean no,” she said.
Asked how she feels about the fact that controversies seem to always hound her, Sylvanus said that she had been in the industry for a long while and so used to rumours being peddled about her. She described it as part of being relevant in the movie industry.
She said, “Controversy is part of life. If nobody talks about you, then you don’t exist. So, it is good when people talk about you. It helps you to shape up your life, it makes you to work harder to surprise people the more and make them understand that it is not really about what they think; it’s about who you are and who you want to be.”
The prolific actress who has been away from the television screen due to an appointment she got from the governor of her state, Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, said that she is back to making movies. She emphasised that she never quit acting and she vowed that it would never happen as long as she breathes.
“I never left Nollywood. All I am saying is that I will do more movies this year. I took a break but I didn’t leave Nollywood and I will never leave Nollywood. I gave myself a break because I felt I needed a time out,” she said.