My Role Models Are Getting Divorced, How Can I Marry – Charles Okocha
In an interview with Naomi Chima, popular actor and content creator, Charles Okocha, speaks on his life beyond fame, his journey as a single father, and how he has managed to survive the hurdles encountered in the pursuit of actualising his dreams
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In 2015, you got hit by a stray bullet and also went for surgery in London in 2019. Recently, you were involved in an accident, how will you describe your experience surviving all these catastrophic incidents?
The first thing I would like to say is to thank God. I give God the glory for everything. I thank him for everything; it all shows that God loves me.
If he didn’t, I don’t think I would be living today. With everything that has happened, some people wouldn’t have survived it. So, God loves me. I have always been hit by hard things, even before the gunshot, I had had an accident too. So, it just shows how much God loves me.
How is life as a single parent? What are your reasons for still being single?
The truth is I have never been married in my life and I am a happy man. You and I know what is going on these days, you see a couple married for a couple of years and next, they are divorced. People you see as role models are getting divorced and when you see them you are like what is going on? These are people you have been looking up to and now they are divorced, how then do you want me to get into this marriage thing?
Do you have any intention of tying the knot this year?
Some say I am not going to get married. No! Don’t quote me wrong, I am going to get married most definitely, my kids are growing up, and so I need a partner that will be able to take care of their needs and mine. I will get married, but I am just taking my time.