Some weeks back, Nollywood actor IK Ogbonna dissed singer Flavour over a comment he made about marriage.
Flavour who had been interviewed by Hip TV, said he saw marriage as being a distraction to an artiste career, a statement that obviously did not go down well with the married IK Ogbonna.
IK, after the interview came on social media to give a contrary opinion which many saw as him shading Flavour. He has however come out to explain what he meant.
I can never throw shade on anyone, especially not on a guy whose craft I totally admire. That can never happen.
IK, took to Instagram some moments ago to pen a long letter concerning the perceived diss.
So lately I have been getting calls from different media platforms asking if I threw shades at Flavour. I believe I addressed it on my interview with “Punch” newspaper, but since I want us to be on the same page, here is my response.
I can never throw shade at anyone, especially not at a guy who’s craft I totally admire. That can never happen. Kudos to Flavour and big thanks to him for making Africa proud with his music. I just believe that as a public figure, you carry a certain social responsibility in a way that there are many people who look after you and tend to learn from you.
As a celebrity you have a loud voice to speak up and a real power of it lays in ability of touching and influencing people’s lives in a positive manner. The fact is that marriage concluded on wrong, superficial reasons can be equal hell and prison and such union will definitely block and stop your prosperity and progress.
I will never ever encourage people to get married just for sake of getting married or because society says it’s about the time. That’s rubbish. No one should ever settle.
My intention was and still is to share my very own personal life experience and how presence of a right person in my life helped me grow and prosper in every single segment of my life,and that there is no reason to be afraid of marriage, all you have to do is to talk to God everyday and ask Him to send you that your missing rib that is made for you only.
I feel that marriage based on pure love, respect, support, honesty, friendship and loyalty is a beautiful blessing and I wouldn’t want anyone to miss it because he or she was afraid that it will reflect negatively on other fields of their lives. It really doesn’t need to be that way.
IK Ogbonna, is married to a Colombian, Sophia Morales and they have a son together.