Bayelsa State-born Nollywood actress, Bofie Itombra in a recent interview listed her expectations from her would -be husband.
Bofie Itombra, is from Ijaw by tribe, she lived in Nairobi, Kenya where she did her secondary school. Then went to the United States to get a Bachelor’s degree at Texas University, after which she went for her Master’s degree at University of Manchester, England.
Then she came back to Nigeria for her National Youth Service from where she began my acting career.
On her relationship status, she said, ” I am not married, and I’m not in any relationship at the moment. For now, my priority is building my career and financial capacity. If love and marriage come, well, no problem. But for now, my career, financial capability and standing on my two feet are paramount. Wondering how I handle sexual urge? Well, I am fine (laughs). I’m a believer first of all, so I’m definitely on a spiritual journey. I try not to think about that too much. Everybody has (sexual) desires, but literarily, I put my body under suspension until it’s the right time and moment with my husband. I have experienced heartbreaks in relationships. We’ve all had our own fair share of pain in life. What’s life without pain, happiness, good time and bad time, high and low time? Basically, that’s how life is.”
Itombra further revealed the kind of man she would desire to have in her life when the right time comes.
She said, “My kind of man will be a born-again Christian, who is filled with the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in tongue. I desire a man who is consistent, kind, loyal, and hardworking, a man with a plan and purpose, and who is from a good home. I can’t marry a man who is much older than I am. The maximum I can do is 12 years. Anything more than that is much, which means there will be a generational gap, and that’s not too good.
I am friendly and warm but introverted. So, it is only the people from my inner circle that would be able to relate with me. I like traveling; I grew up in multiple countries, I’ve lived in India, Kenya etc. I’m just a warm, kind and friendly person.”
Asked what has changed in her lifestyle since she ventured in the movie industry, Bofie Itombra said, “Nothing has really changed. In the first movie I acted, I got paid N15,000. I was grateful for the opportunity, so I would say the change is in the pay, and it’s getting better. Also, being an introvert actor, one would have to go for premiere and award ceremonies. You have to be a little bit more extroverted and friendlier, though I am a shy person and an introvert on a normal day. I’ve learned to be hardworking and resilient, because this industry will test your patience and tenacity, but it’s better not to give up. For instance, for Tiger’s Tail, I went through several auditions before I was finally given the role of Amara. This taught me patience, resilience, and the virtue of never to compromise my standard. I believe if your craft is worth N500,000 for example, you should not short change yourself in a desperate need to make it in the industry.”