By Yetunde Adeyeri
Nollywood actress Sylvia Ukaatu has disclosed that she took a blood oath with her ex-boyfriend at the age of 18 and, as a result, she has been unable to get married.
Speaking to The Entertainer, Sylvia said every attempt for her to get married has proven abortive and whenever suitors indicate interest in her, they end up disappointing her on the day of their introduction.
However, the man she took the blood oath with is married after refusing her pleas for him to break the oath. She says she wants the youth to learn from her own experience.
She said in tears: “It all started when I was 18 years old. I fell in love, deeply in love. I was so carried away at that tender age. I was lured into taking a blood oath with my then lover. I never knew the repercussions behind such a move. I was young, naïve and in love.
“We played along. I was happy. I was eager to settle down. Then love became sour. I tried to walk away. I begged to be freed, but the guy refused, so I kept to myself and started living life to the fullest.
“Even when he traveled out of the country, I had so many failed relationships without knowing what was behind it. Suitors were coming, but on the day of introduction, they would cancel without explanation. I waited for many years for him to come back. But he never did. I desperately wanted to start a family, but that wasn’t forthcoming. I tried so many relationships but they all failed.”
She continued: “The guy finally came back last year and we spoke at length. I told him we should break the oath if he’s no longer interested in marrying me, but he ignored me. Then, a few months ago, my brother called me and said I should go and search for my fiancé on Facebook, that the guy just got married. I quickly rushed to Facebook and checked. I was shocked to discover that truly he just got married, but I laughed it over.
“Now, I can still feel the pains deep inside my heart. I want to warn the young ones out there. Love is not enough for the blood oath. The guy deceived and used me. I ignorantly allowed myself to be caged for years. Let the youths learn from my experience.”
Instagram users were confused by her story and asked why the blood oath affects only her but not the man, and she revealed that it also affected him too as none of the kids he had outside of their relationship survived. She added that the oath has now been broken.