Nigerian comedian Chioma Omeruah porpularly known as Chigul has opened up to Mercy Johnson-Okojie on her divorce and other personal matters in the first episode of the new kitchen show, ‘Mercy’s Menu.’
The comedian told Mercy Johnson that she is divorced but admitted she was young and naive when it happened.
In the middle of the discussion in the kitchen when the actresses were preparing Banga rice with coconut milk, Mercy Johnson gave a hint on her seven-year-old marriage saying it has not been totally easy.
“I am married, for seven years going to eight years now and trust me, it’s not been easy. There are happy times, dancing times and the crying times. The crying times, people are not there to see but the smiles are the ones they get to see,” she told Chigul.
The ‘Banana Island Ghost’ star opened up about what led to her divorce.
“I think in retrospect, looking back at and thinking about it now, I think I wasn’t prepared as I thought I was, you know you sort of plan your life, you know you say when I finish school, what next? Marriage and then you go along that path and then you get into it and you are like, nobody told me about this path, nobody told me about how difficult it could be,’’ she said.
“Thinking about it now, I’m more matured now and I think if I knew then what I know now, we would probably still be okay. There are so many things that I would have changed.”
Chigul further said “I learned about men and that word called ego and allowing a man to be a man and sort of allowing someone to take charge because that, in my opinion, is literally what they should do.”
Chigul also narrated how she lived with chronic pain condition for a while during her work.
The comedian spoke about her daily struggle with chronic pain, and how she started taking medications to ease the pain.
She encouraged people who wish to be successful celebrities that pain also comes with being in the limelight and they should understand that its not all easy.
“Don’t just look at the glory, also look at the story, maybe you might want to stay in your lane … don’t be afraid to allow yourself to dream, don’t settle for less, let the reality live in your head and let your life catch up to it,” she said.
Both Mercy and Chigul had hilarious time with both actresses sampling the different names for food items and ingredients.