Actress recounts her grief after loss of daughter
Nollywood actress Ada Ameh has revealed that the loss of her child was a very low moment of her life, stating that she managed to live through the moment by sometimes resorting to drinking.
“This was the one – losing my daughter – that broke me. “What am I doing? What next? What am I going to do? “That was my number one praise singer. That was my number one cheerleader. That was my prayer partner,” she said.
“I think this is the first time I am saying (these things) – not having anything like alcohol in my system at all since she passed – in an interview.”
“Sometimes when I’m invited for some functions, I get myself knocked up. I just look at people knowing fully well that, they don’t know I know by the way they stare at me. ‘Should I just tell her sorry?’”
Ada revealed that she became a mother at the age of 14 and that her daughter was her number one cheerleader and prayer partner through life.
The Actress, who was speaking during a chat with Chude Jideonwo on his show #WithChude, recounted how her early years as a teenager was difficult, having gotten pregnant for now deceased daughter at the age of 14.
.”I became a mother at 14, I got pregnant that same year. As a matter of fact, I got pregnant in March and I had my baby in December of the same year, that means I got pregnant when I was 13 plus,” she said.
“Sometimes when we over show love and pampering, sometimes we make mistakes. What does a 15 year old child know? The most beautiful part was that on my 15th birthday, my baby was barely 5 months old,” she added.
“I was marched out of the barracks and told never to return, my dad told the security person whom they call century, to not allow me in. My dad said that he was done with me, so at 15 I got my independence.”
The ‘The Johnsons’ star went on to talk about how she’s been coping with the death of her daughter.
Ada Ameh is a household name in Nollywood having had a career that has spanned through decades.
She first rose to stardom in the 1996 hit movie ‘Domitila.’