It might be a rude shock, but it is true.
Actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, cannot have children of her own except she adopts a child.
The thespian revealed this much attributing the situation to the fact that she removed her uterus for health reasons.
44-year-old Ikpe-Etim made the disclosure at an event in Lekki tagged ‘Conversation With Nse.’
She said: “I was told I couldn’t have kids. And so, I had to have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) to make me have a life again and to stop going through what I was going through. And I’m literarily telling women and men, it really doesn’t matter if you can’t bear children. What really matters is what you would do for the world, for the universe.
“When I was first told by the doctor that I would have to remove my womb to live a normal life, tears dropped and then my husband squeezed my hand,” Ikpe-Etim said.
“I didn’t think there was any point anymore because my society taught me that I have to be a mother to be appreciated and every time I went online, I would have one troll or two say ‘you never born?’
“But I’m thankful that that didn’t break me.”
Signs that the actress might be having issues with having children came to fore in December 2018, when she said that all women should not be expected to become mothers and that expecting otherwise was ignorant.
Nse who got married to her childhood friend Clifford Sule in February 14, 2013 at a Lagos registry is considered one of the most talented thespians in the Nigerian movie industry.
From Akwa Ibom State, she came into prominence in 2008 for her role in Reloaded. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 5th and 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards for her role in Reloaded and Mr. and Mrs. respectively
One of her highest points remains her role in Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Phone Swap’ produced in 2011.