Fairest of all Nigerian actresses, Monalisa Chinda-Coker has revealed the major reasons she is off the screen for a while, as well as issues with her past marriage.
According to what the screen diva said in a new interview, she is taking her time to delve into other parts of the entertainment industry.
“I’m not there on the screens as I used to be. I am getting older and need to give room for the younger generation to take over.
There are certain roles I can do anymore. I am older now. For example, I can’t be seen playing some significant roles made for the younger generation, like a young university student but I can do step-mum, house maid, boss lady.
For romantic roles, why not. I am an actor, a versatile one at that. If the romantic role would be fantastically done, well scripted and a good director, then sure, I would give it a shot.
But I’ll never go nude for any reason..
Let’s tell ourselves the truth, nudity doesn’t work here, we are Africans, our cultures are different.
However, for now, I am more about producing my own movies and my show of course. That’s another reason I slowed down a bit. But this year 2020, you would see me gracing more of your TV Screens,” she said.
Few years ago, Monalisa’s first marriage to Question Mark label boss, Dejo Richards which produced a child crashed on the grounds of domestic violence, however, she says she doesn’t regret that part of her life.
“It only made me wiser. I didn’t kill anybody, I didn’t steal. I only thought I was making the right decision, but at the end if the day it was a mistake, but I moved on. I didn’t stuck in there sulking. I moved on, worked on myself and love found me again. Then, I was naive and young. I met the wrong person at the right time,” she stated.
Monalisa is now happily married to Tonye Coker