Veteran Nollywood actress and former beauty queen, Ibinabo Fiberesima who clocks 50 years today, has revealed that she thought she would be happily married by now.
Kemi Filani News earlier reported that the beauty pageant organizer was shunned by her colleagues especially A-list ones, in the entertainment industry today.
Sharing another photo of herself and talking about her experiences in life, she wrote; “The past decade led me through a litany of lessons that defined my being. My 40s oversaw a period of struggle, failure and painful loss, but it also assured, enlightened and made me more confident and blessed. Through that time, I recognized my strength and capabilities, rediscovered myself and my potential, optimized my goals and have learned to prioritize what and who is truly important to me.”
“I can’t believe I am 50 (… and thriving)! It’s still so surreal to me. But I’m careful in my joy, for milestone birthdays unwittingly steer you towards a terrified list of yet unaccomplished goals, the possibility of perceived retrogression, unhealthy comparisons, faltering timelines et al. Yes, I thought I’d be happily married by now, living on a yacht and travelling the world, amidst other cares, but it’s easy to forget LIFE IS STILL AN OPEN DOOR, for many went even before they came.”
“So I choose to reflect on what I have accomplished in my 50 years and how fortunate I am to be rich with life, with love, with family and with friends.”
“There is so much more to life than the glam or an eye watering bank balance. Today I celebrate self awareness, physical and mental strength. Today I celebrate the fact that I’ve fallen deeply in love with myself and the self image from my mirror reflects a bolder, more beautiful woman.”
“Above all I am grateful to God for this life He has blessed me with. In 50 years, I’ve accomplished so much. I’m continuously growing, and I know I still have much to learn. I’ve waited all my life to say this and I thank God for the grace to finally say with conviction that truly… ‘Life begins @ 50!’”
Ibinabo who is the organiser of the Miss Earth beauty pageant in Nigeria has been in and out of jail for driving the vehicle that killed Dr Suraj Giwa along the Lekki-Epe express road in February 2006.
She was also fired as president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos in 2015.