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“If You Can’t Stay Married, Don’t Go Into It” – Nollywood Actress Tina Mba Tells Celebrities



tina_1_3Popular Nollywood actress, Tina Mba has voiced out her concerns about celebrities and marriage and how most of the marriages do not last.

The Enugu born actress and former model shared her views while on set of Africa Magic’s ‘Jara’ TV show with Helen Paul and Uti Nwachukwu where they asked her about her views on marriage in the entertainment industry.

Tina Mba stated, “I have two lovely children.  But what I know about marriage is that it is an institution laid down by God, so it is sacred. What I tell people is that if you can’t stay married, please, do not go into it. Marriage is a burden; it is a huge responsibility. If you are not ready for it, don’t go there. Marriage is not about having a lavish ceremony. But it is about you and what you truly feel and how you tend to make it work. What I am saying is that if you can’t keep it together, don’t venture into it. People marry for different reasons. If you are an actress, a wife and a mother, you should know your responsibility is more. Because you are married, you cannot go on a movie set and start giving excuses. You know you will be losing your jobs little by little. The directors understand, so they will be giving you slacks. You do not have to kiss and hug all the time.”

A few weeks ago Betty Irabor, founder and publisher of Genevieve Magazine, also shared her views on new-age marriage (click here if you missed it).

Do you think that being the in limelight makes marriage harder?

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  1. omoibo

    October 23, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Everyone and their momma have become relationship experts these days….

    • Just me

      October 23, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      For those who have been married for long, I allow them voice their opinions. So coming from her, she’s an expert

    • nene

      October 23, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      she’s not married. i don’t think she’s ever been married. i saw her interview on jara where she said she was a single mum.

  2. sandra

    October 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Yes! She has said it all! If u can’t stay married don’t go in. Cos d way they divorce dis days make me #tooscared#

  3. Cosmic

    October 23, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Being in the limelight doesn’t make marriage difficult. It is a function of the personality (Confused and non-focused personality)

  4. Gracia

    October 23, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    everybody wants to be a special adviser. Hmmmmmm. pls celebraties if u wants to grab a toad for a day meal make sure u grab the fattest one be warned.

  5. Gracia

    October 23, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    hmmmm. speechless, bella pls post my comment.

  6. Adora's Box

    October 23, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    The key thing she says is: marriage is not about a lavish ceremony ( I.e the wedding). The trend now is all about outdoing each other with lavish weddings in exotic places……only for it to end in less than 1 year…….e.g. T&T

  7. janet

    October 23, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    When they are married and still want to behave single. They are all quilty . All of dem even some wannabe lagos married women.. They enjoying Partying witout their spouse, travelling out of town to attend parties of different types, having uncles from different tribes, phone not reachable, battery always running low, phone locking wit strong password ,pinging endlessly, coded movements to Abuja,Lagos, Portharcourt, Asaba,calabar, dubai,china,india,malaysia, S.A. Runs wit Goverment officals , producers, rich friends of producers, markerters, businessmen, guys on holiday from abroad wey wat to sleep wit star actress and Guy men(419) and even small boys wit big money haba! hw many men will tolerate such tings for long even if u dey feed dem gold. Sebi Ini Edo don free her sef from boundage come buy 34k benz. .We go hear more. I trust my babes Rita Dominic , omotola and genieve the highest of de coded ones. If u live in glass house don’t shout in public.

  8. poison ivy

    October 23, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    @janet,what exactly is your point?

  9. janet

    October 23, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    @ poison exactly my point, extract anyone u want to gossip abt and leave de rest.

    • Aku

      October 23, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      Shoosh..get busy

  10. Adamazi

    October 23, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    No one is an expert on marriage even if you have been married for 50+ years because one day it might all come crashing down. We all should watch what we say and how we dish these so called advices.

    • ACE

      October 23, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      My sentiment Exactly ooooooo… As much as a lot of people marry for all of the wrong reasons, that’s how much any marriage can go wrong AT ANY POINT, 1 yr, 10 yrs, even 50 yrs, people change, every1 of us and there is no hard and fast rule for marriage but a 3 strand cord can never be broken… GOD, U and your spouse. God help us all.

  11. nene

    October 23, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    i don’t agree with her. i believe if marriage doesn’t work, you divorce, then you can get married as many times as you want. it doesn’t have to end in one marriage, but if it does, then you’re lucky or you’re trying really hard.

    • Jay Stan

      October 24, 2014 at 2:22 am

      Why don’t you tell that to the children from those your many marriages?

  12. Emerie

    October 23, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Who would you rather take advices from? Rita dominic? I don’t know why people make irrational comments. She just shared her experience,you either take it or leave it. How does that make her a wanna be relationship expert?

  13. @edDREAMZ

    October 23, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    People marry for money this days and not love….

  14. Idomagirl

    October 23, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Please also tell Nigerian society to leave people who are reluctant or do not want to get married alone. Everyday, ‘marriage is not easy’, at the same time, ‘won’t you go and marry?’. Abeg…

    • Hian

      October 24, 2014 at 4:46 am

      Oyine, tell them o. If you take marriage advice from a Naija woman, you have kee yasef. They speak from both sides of their mouths.


    October 23, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    marriage certainly takes work….

  16. Miss Mo

    October 24, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Well most people don’t realize/know they can’t stay till after going into it.


    October 25, 2014 at 3:32 am

    I don’t think anyone or least most people go into marriage with intentions or plans for it to fail, just saying.

  18. someone

    October 26, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    tbh, best marriage advice should be from divorced people. they’ve been there and back.

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