From the Magazine: Nse Ikpe-Etim, Nigeria’s latest sweetheart ponders commitment, child-bearing and Cleopatra

 What is your greatest regret?

Not having a child to give all my love to.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Being with and around the people you love and making them happy no matter the situation.

What is your greatest fear?

To wake up one day and realise my life was all a dream.

What historical figure do you most identify with?


Which living person do you most admire?

Resilient people and most of all, my mother.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I am too emotional.

What is the trait you most deplore in other people?

People who forget where they have come from and invariably erase their humble beginnings.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Food! Food! Food!

What is your favourite journey?

Any road trip.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?


On what occasion do you lie?

Most times, I say it as is but if it will hurt deeply, I will deviate from the truth.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

I love me just the way I am.

Which living person do you most despise?

People who tend to judge others and I too have fallen in this category *adjusts halo*.  

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

‘Chai’ and ‘Wassup’. 

What is your greatest regret?

Not having a child to give all my love to.  

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

It definitely has to be God. Through thick and thin and even when I fall short of His glory, His Grace abounds.

When and where were you happiest?

I have always said that day is yet to come but that is selfish. Every day I wake makes me happy and the special friends I have make each day special.

Which talent would you most like to have?

How to keep love alive.

What is your current state of mind?

Trying to make a decision and my heart and head are not in sync.

 If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I would try to be less emotional and treat things with less passion.

 What do you consider your greatest achievement?

That is yet to come.

 If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

Tsk…Tsk… Not big on reincarnation.

 What is your most treasured possession?

My Bible.

 Where would you like to live?

By the sea.

 What is your favourite occupation?


 What is your most marked characteristic?

Funny, fun-loving and kind hearted.

 What do you consider the lowest depth of misery?

Terrorism and oppression in all its forms.

 What are your favourite qualities in a man or woman?

Acceptance and commitment “no holds barred”.

 What do you most value in your friends?

Their commitment to our friendship even when I seem distant.

 Who are your favourite writers?

Anne Rice, Leon Uris, etc. I just love to read.

 Who is your favourite hero of fiction?

Villains rock. 

What are your favourite names?


How would you like to die?

In ‘his’ arms (my Beloved, while I sleep). Y! 

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  1. I liked her fashion at that movie awards, I think it was AMAA. She was wearing Kluk I think (some south african thing with wings). Great statement.

    On the other hand, she's in that offbeat (Aquarian? Libran?) Slice of the population that I just don't get. Haven't bothered with this interview – I won't get her. The first answer: I regret (I think regret is dumb), not having a baby (I think well then have a bleeping baby) to give all my love to (I think puke!)

    Before the nice photo, I had seen her in one God-awful movie. I could not bring myself to care about the stupid Africans in the stupid marriage and stupid revenge or whatever. Funny thing is I think people liked the movie. I heard Phone Swap was a great movie but not ready to give this actress another chance yet. I mean it's not her fault that gender relations are so f'd up, but then again, how she could even do the role, as demeaning and dumb as it was, is a real question. Alright, peace and love.

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