Nollywood actress, producer, director and ex-beauty queen Mbong Amata has spoken to Africa Magic, about her failed marriage to fellow Nollywood practitioner, Jeta Amata.
“I had dreams and aspirations as a young girl and I had my career ahead of me though I got into marriage at a very young age. At some point one had to give way for the other.” she said
Jeta earlier told My African Podcast hinted their career clash is what led to their split
“Mbong got tired because I didn’t give her as much room as I should have. She is an actress, I’m a director, I insist on the kind of job she should take.
“Someone calls her from Nigeria “hey, can you fly down to Nigeria for this”? I ask for the script, and I’m like “no way”.
“Her first film was the ‘The Amazing Grace’. It went international. After going everywhere and putting Mbong in front of the kind of audience that I did, I felt she needed to do a bigger film than ‘The Amazing Grace’.
Mbong and Jeta married in 2008 before parting ways in 2013 although their divorce was finalized last year. They have a 7 year old daughter