Monalisa Chinda-Coker isn’t your regular entertainer. However, the screen diva isn’t the same as many ladies, adoring, delightful, honest and genuine yet moves toward becoming casualties of fizzled relational unions. At the point when her first marriage to Question Mark label manager, Dejo Richards which produced a child crashed on the grounds of aggressive behavior at home in the midst of different claims in 2009, many imagined that the actress’ reality has arrived at an end, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
In any case, twelve years after that horrendous experience (in 2016), the lovely on-screen character discovered love again in the arms of a man she calls her ‘ruler and ace’, Victor Coker. A secret man that has given the screen diva numerous motivations to be cheerful once more. “ I have found peace again,” the light-skinned actress enthused, as she admits that her first marriage was built on the wrong foundation. And true to her claim, one could feel the joy in her heart, the peace of mind that comes with time and the reassure that she could be loved again.
After the loathsome experience she had in her first marriage, the wonderful on-screen character was not in a rush to begin to look all starry eyed at once more. In any case, when she at long last had the motivation to allow love another opportunity, she didn’t dither to do as such, and today, she can strikingly advise anybody that considerations to listen that her life is encountering a genuine change.
“When you are separated from your partner over circumstances which you are not able to control and you truly know that these were not your faults, God has a way of giving you that peace that you so desire. I have always wanted to be a woman that loved. I like to love and I also want love to come to me. I am that kind of person, I can’t pretend. I love to be loved. I think there is something divine about mine.”
“Honestly, after my divorce which was very hard for me, I wanted my daughter to grow to have a father figure. If nothing else, I did it for my child before doing it for myself. I wanted her to have that person she should look up to as a biological father. I took my time and eight years later, I found somebody that I have always wanted in my life and he came to me naturally. I didn’t go looking for a husband. I am really, really at peace through all marriages are not rosy. There is something called peace, if you have issues with your partner, you solve it quietly with him. As far as you have a ground where you can resolve your differences, that’s what matters to me. My husband is a very good friend. He supports my career with every fiber of his being. He sees that this is what gives me joy and he decides to support me,” the actress said.
Monalisa was talking while in a visit with one of Vanguard journalist. The flavorful entertainer was at Igbinedion University Okada, Edo State, a week ago, for the debut of Lancelot Imasuen’s most recent family-situated flick, ‘Family First’, where our correspondent drew in her in a visit. In the film, Lisa played the lead character nearby Nollywood hunk, IK Ogbonna, where she needed to remarry after the passing of her husband. A storyline that is so relatable to her story.
But the actress said “It goes both ways.’ For her, the flick is conveying a very powerful, strong message which is so timely. “In some countries in Africa and India, where you lose your husband and the society treats you with disdain as if you cannot marry again. But that notion is wrong.
In the movie, the woman lost her husband, while she is still young and attractive. She decided to give love a second chance again. And that what happens to her, So, women who have lost their husbands and they are widowed early. After a certain duration for grieving, they are allowed to let love come back again to their lives. There is something that is called peace of mind. When you find somebody that can fill up the void, it’s so critical you let yourself so open to welcome love again. For me, it’s a very powerful message. And it’s relatable,” the actress said.
On whether my first marriage was a mistake
Lisa wouldn’t admit that her first marriage was a mistake. Instead, she said it was a matter of the wrong choice.
“Would I say it was a mistake? It was just the wrong choice. For both of us, I was his wrong choice and he was my wrong choice. So, I wouldn’t say it was a mistake. This is because when you make a mistake, you learn from it and move on. But I don’t think it was a mistake. The foundation was wrong.”
“ It was totally unstable for my kind of personality and his type too. It was just a wrong union from day one.I thank God that the union produced a very beautiful child. When I look at that child, I know that I just have to find a way to bring about peace in her rightful biological father’s life. So, we are at peace and that’s the most important thing. ‘
Talking further, Lisa who looks increasingly delightful and more youthful, speaks about reasons most relationships are hitting the stone as of late.
According to her, a lot of men are feeling insecure in their marriages. “Whether you are single or married, you must wear that garment of responsibility. You must be responsible for somebody. My husband wouldn’t have the need to be monitoring me. I know that I am a woman and I must behave responsibly. It’s your conscience that will judge you. He has left it that way. I wouldn’t take that for granted. I know that I have a man waiting for me to come back home as a wife. I am not perfect, but he has given me that ground to excel. I mustn’t take it for granted,” the actress added.
Tax evasion allegation
Talking about how she handled the widely publicized court order to arrest her over tax evasion leveled against her by the Lagos State government, the Rivers State-born actress, said she received not less than a thousand calls from friends and family members across the country. Though the problem has since been sorted out, the delectable actress said she was confused at a point, while running halter-skeeter to quench the raging fire.
Sharing her experience, she said: “ I received not less than a thousand calls from friends and family members. I was confused at a point. But I am happy it’s all over. I think the whole idea was to put fear in us a bit so that anybody who is lacking in that direction should hurry up and pay his or her taxes. They probably used me as a guinea pig for that purpose. I think it has taken me to another level.”
“ Moreover, it’s a good thing that happened to me. People who have forgotten me remembered me during that period. My husband was feeling sorry for me while the drama lasted. He knows, if it’s not anything positive, I don’t like my name to be all over the place. The analysis in which they slammed me the bill was not really okay, but we still have to answer to whatever issues they had against me. But all that has been sorted out. I thank God for it.”
She continued, “Apparently, we must pay our taxes. Because I am a woman who loves uprightness, I started paying my taxes earlier. But when I didn’t pay for 2017, which was what they stipulated, that void was there, and they had to call up. But I thought that after I relocated my office to Port-Harcourt in 2017, things would be stable. But I was in shock when my name was all over the place. My husband was uncomfortable with the development. I think the time they gave to me to raise the money was short and when I was about to sort it out, they gave me another one again. But it’s been sorted out. “
What keeps me radiating
On what keeps her radiating, the beautiful mother of one said it’s because she’s a very happy woman. “They say what you inside reflect on the outside. I am a very happy woman. I don’t want anything to take my happiness away. Anything that wants to steal my joy, I try to attack it spiritually. I have found answers to certain unanswered questions.
I have researched, I have done a lot of things, including working on myself too. I am not a perfect being. I know that in certain areas I lack. I’m dealing with that, and I am asking God for direction, positivity, I am asking God for wisdom on how to tackle very deep-seated issues. So, that has been working for me.”
“ Besides, I have a partner who’s very understanding. He might not be perfect also, but he’s an understanding person and he loves peace because of his background. If you go and be with somebody who doesn’t really care, who can bring you out in the public at every slightest provocation, you must be wary of that kind of person, whether he’s a man or a woman. You must be able to conceal your issues. Family issues shouldn’t be exposed, they must be sorted out amicably at home, that’s the understanding we have, and it’s working for us. And that’s what’s giving me peace,” Lisa said.
Featuring in films
“I have featured in a couple of films. When I started my talk show, “You and I with Monalisa”, I had to be off the screen for a while just to get the talk show stabilized. I have sacrificed about three or four years of my career, trying to put the talk show together, it has worked for me, and now, I am back again. I have done a couple of cinema rated movies. But With ‘ Family First’ and the buzz around the movie, it will relaunch me into the mainstream movie world. The talk show is still airing, but we are trying to strike a synergy with TVC. It’s going to start airing any moment from now on TVC.”
President Muhammadu Buhari Offers A Condolence To The Jigawa State Governor
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari Offers Condolences to the Jigawa state Governor, Abubakar Badaru due to the death of his mother in law Hajiya Binta Garba Tasha Funtua, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
Mr. President offered the condolences via his spokesperson, Garba Shehu on Sunday.
Presidential condolence message hereby goes, “I am profoundly touched by the passing of your mother-in-law, Hajiya Binta Garba Funtua and I join your entire family in mourning the inspiring mother.
“Your Excellency, words cannot express my grief over the demise of this great woman. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all members of your family at this difficult time.
“While extending my condolences for this irreparable loss, I pray to Almighty God to comfort you and members of your family. May Allah forgive her shortcomings and reward her good deeds with aljanna. Amin thumma Amin.’’
Umar Ganduje Has Taken An Aggressive Move On The Alleged Missing N6.8M At The Zoo (Full Details)
The Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has taken a step on the alleged Gorilla that swallows the sum of 6.8 million naira at the Zoo, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The incident which happened during the Eid-Fitr celebration and this has made the Governor of the state, Umar Ganduje to reacts in giving an order to get to the root of the matter.
According to the report gathered from the Managing Director of the Zoo, Umar Kobo, he narrated the ordeals by stating that:
“The issue is under investigations for now and I don’t want to say anything on the matter, many journalists have come to meet me but I don’t want to talk anything.
“What I can confirm is that money is missing.”
The Police representative in Kano, Abdullahi Haruna reveal the reports which state that 10 people that were on duty when the incident occurred have been apprehended and the investigation into the root of the matter is currently ongoing.
Mr. Haruna states as quoted below:
“Yes, it is true that money from five days of Sallah festivities is missing from the Kano zoo
“As at now, we have arrested 10 members of staff of the zoo including the security man and those working in the finance unit.”
The NIGERIA NEWS earlier reports that Ganduje has instructed the Anti-corruption commission to probe anyone involved in the incident. The order was reported by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar.
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