- Tonto Dikeh joined millions of mothers across the globe to celebrate Mother's Day on May 10, 2020
- In a lengthy Instagram post, she described motherhood as a sacrifice as she hailed mothers
- The Nollywood star also encouraged women going through bad marriages to walk out and prioritize their happiness
Nollywood movie star and philanthropist, Tonto Dikeh on May 10, 2020, celebrated herself and many others on Mother's Day. The mother of one took to her Instagram page to share photos with her son, Andre.
In her lengthy but powerful message, she described motherhood as a sacrifice that mothers never recover from. She urged women to learn to carry their bodies with confidence.
She also spoke about single mothers and all the things they go through in society and how often they are shamed. Dikeh who is a divorcee also spoke about women in bad marriages, urging them to prioritize their happiness.
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Read her Mother's Day message below:
"It’s Mother’s Day again — a day to salute the strength of mothers. From the inception of pregnancy — the hormonal imbalance, weird cravings, and mood swings that come throughout the gestation period. It’s not a walk in the park to be a mom. V*ginal birth is painful, CS isn’t any less painful — motherhood is indeed a sacrifice. It is something a lot of mothers don’t recover from Childbirth.
And this is why you should carry your body with confidence. Those marks are stripes of your honor and strength. Today I’m celebrating every single mom too. It’s hard to be a married mother in this society already, how much more single moms who have to go extra miles to provide for their children?
Single moms who are stigmatized by society; shamed and scornfully laughed at. Single moms who are seen as second class women — I celebrate you today. In most cases, they walked out of a dead beat father; they left an abusive partner; they made the choice to prioritize their sanity and peace. I’m proud of you.
And to every mother who’s stuck in a bad marriage just because it’s expected of her. I’m here to tell you that motherhood is not the symbol of suffering. Stop self-sabotaging. Stop minimizing your peace. Find the courage to leave any marriage that doesn’t serve your interests too. That time is over when we had to take anything just to be called mothers. We have broken that generational curse, and we are putting ourselves first.
Happy Mothers To Every Mother. Single or married, or widowed, you are a superhero. You collaborated with God to bring forth another human; that’s something to be endlessly proud of. Thank You King Andre Dikeh because of you I am Called MOTHER.
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Still on Mother's Day news, popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham, released a moving video to mark the day. She said that motherhood is a journey and that was why she decided to share her recorded childbirth video with her fans.
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