The actor, Jude Orhorha best known for his roles as a mute in Checkmate and Fuji House of Commotion, has revealed what led to the premature death of his first child.
In a chat with Saturday Beats, the actor said:
“I am regretting the fact that if I had my first baby when I was about 22 years old, I would know how old the child would be now. A girl who got pregnant for me in 1992 aborted the child. .
Back then, there was no GSM so she stayed away from me. After the abortion, she then came back to meet me to tell me that her mother said she should not keep it and when I asked her what she meant, she opened up to me.
She is Igbo but I am from Urhobo. She said that her mother said she should not keep the baby because I did not have money. Back then, it was the Igbo marketers who were selling spare parts that were making waves. .
They were the ones who had money. In the late 80s and early 90s, there was nothing like Nollywood but only those that were selling electronics. It was the guys that sold spare parts that were making money and they dated all the Igbo girls.
So if you were not selling spare parts, you were not regarded as a rich person. The girl left me because her mother told her not to date me anymore. Unfortunately, there was nothing like mobile phones; if not I am sure she would have called me. .
She just left for about two months. When she told me, I broke up with her immediately because I am a Catholic just like my mother. I have not seen her ever since but I learnt she is in London now. However, I have forgiven her.”