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Nkiru Sylvanus 'Anyone who isn't a virgin, has been married before'

Nkiru Sylvanus denies having a secret traditional marriage with Oge Okoye's ex-husband, Stanley Duru.

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Nkiru Sylvanus play Nkiru Sylvanus denies marrying Oge Okoye's ex-husband. (Instagram)

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In late 2014, there were rumours that Nollywood actress, Nikiru Sylvanus secretly got married to Oge Okoye's ex-husband, Stanley Duru.

The actress refuted the rumours in an interview with Linda Ikeji Blog.

According to the actress, she never got married in 2014. She also denies ever being best of friends with Oge Okoye.

Read excerpts from interview;

What's your reaction to the report making the rounds that you are getting married?
Now ok, first I've been married on the internet for more than three times! They first got me married in 2008, then they got me married again in 2011 and now, they are getting me married again in 2014/2015.

I'm beginning to ask, why do they like to get me married? If I were married in 2008 and again married in 2011, why again should I be getting married again in 2015? That means they were all lies. It's all rumours. Some people will report this stuff like they know you, when they only see you on TV.

There was one time a friend sent me a link where they wrote that Nkiru is desperate to get married and that was why she said she can be a second wife. I just laughed and smiled because of how ignorant a lot of people can be.

But really, most people find it weird that you could utter such a statement and they are in fact angry with you, hope you know that?

If our society has to change like we've been clamouring for, then we must be ready to be truthful and realistic. In the real sense of it, who isn't a second wife or second husband? The truth is that every young man or woman out there who isn't a virgin, has been married before.

What is marriage? Marriage is not just when a man pays a bride price. Marriage is when you both know yourself; when you sleep with each other and cleave together.

So you saying that there is no secret traditional wedding?
I'm still young. I have years ahead of me and I'm not ugly so why do I want to make secret something as beautiful as a marriage? Why shouldn't I be proud to show the world, the man I want to spend the rest of my life with?

I'm still young because I started quite early, there are many ladies way older than me and are still in their parents houses,eating their parents food.

What's your relationship with Oge Okoye, most people are also reporting that she is crying that you wanted to snatch her husband?
I don't think she will say that. Maybe she'll answer that question when you ask her. Oge is my colleague.

But it is being reported that both of you have an history as best of friends?
Oge and I were never 'best of friends', we are just colleagues.

Read full interview.

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