Nigerian actress and media personality, Monalisa Chinda-Coker, has opened up on the mistakes she made in marriage, describing her first union with Segun Dejo Richards, as meeting the wrong person at the right time.
The beautiful actress also dismissed suggestions she could go nude, saying it does not work in Africa.
Chinda-Coker, who is now married to Tonye Coker, said after her marriage to Dejo Richards crashed over domestic violence, she worked on herself and loved found her again.
She said, “It only made me wiser. I didn’t kill anybody, I didn’t steal. I only thought I was making the right decision, but at the end of the day it was a mistake, but I moved on. I didn’t stick in there sulking. I moved on, worked on myself and love found me again. Then, I was naive and young. I met the wrong person at the right time,” she stated.
The actress also said that she is taking her time to delve into other parts of the entertainment industry.“I’m not there on the screens as I used to be. I am getting older and need to give room for the younger generation to take over.“There are certain roles I can’t do anymore. I am older now. For example, I can’t be seen playing some significant roles made for the younger generation, like a young university student but I can do step-mum, housemaid, boss lady.
“For romantic roles, why not. I am an actor, a versatile one at that. If the romantic role would be fantastically done, well scripted and a good director, then sure, I would give it a shot.”
“But I’ll never go nude for any reason. Let’s tell ourselves the truth, nudity doesn’t work here, we are Africans, our cultures are different.
“However, for now, I am about producing my own movies and my show of course. That’s another reason I slowed down a bit. But this year 2020, you would see me gracing more of your TV Screens,” she said.