In a recent interview, when Yinka Ara, Nigeria’s foremost goddess of the talking drum, musician and stage performer, was asked about her take on relationships and status, she said: “I’m not married but I have a son. I’ve not been in a relationship for a long time now and I’ve not been dating for a long time, at all.
It’s for a very personal reason. I strongly believe in love; solely in love. I’m very deep, I don’t believe in flings or short-term relationship; I go all the way. So, if I can get what I want why not. It’s unfortunate that our society has gotten so bad that our men don’t even know how to woo a woman anymore; really, men don’t know how to woo women anymore.
So when women like me who are deep, who have substance, virtuous women, want a man to go a way he should go, they get scared halfway and pull out. So, until that man comes, I’m going to wait and if he doesn’t come I’ll adopt two more kids in addition to my son and move on with my life. That’s it for me.”…. thank God a fairly big cucumber is still N50…..