For popular Yoruba actress, Mariam Odunola Muftaudeen, popularly known as Omo VC, she is fully in support of Polygamy, because she’s a Muslim. According to her interview with Nigerian Tribune dating a married man or becoming a fourth wife is not an issue.
She said: “Marriage is a delicate topic that I am always cautious to discuss because it cuts across various faiths with personal interests and different kinds of persons involved. But as a Muslim, my religion gives room for a man to marry more than one wife with clear explanations that such a man must create balance on the home front.
If a man doesn’t have the financial, mental, physical and psychological capacity to marry more than one wife, he is not expected to go into polygamy. I however don’t have any issue with polygamy as long as there is adequate care and respect among the parties involved.
Personally, I like married men more than single guys because I have never been lucky with single guys. As it looks, I might end up being second, third or even fourth wife, I don’t mind as long as I am happy.
However, I can’t marry someone who doesn’t have interest in my profession. Acting is my pride and it gives me joy. Before going into relationship, my man must have been aware of how passionate I am with acting and filmmaking. So, his unconditional support is non-negotiable.”While reacting to the claims that some of her colleagues say acting alone doesn’t pay the bills, Omo VC is the opinion that “Acting is expected to be a lucrative job in Nigeria the way it is in other countries.
Due to some circumstances, however, the industry isn’t settled enough. I can state that seven out of 10 actors don’t live on acting. They have other means of survival. And they service their acting career with the money they get from their other businesses. I am also not exempted from this situation.”