Nigerian actress, Yetunde Bakare has spoken on why women, especially celebrities refuse to disclose their real age.
She stated during an interview that ladies lie about their age because they are concerned about earning respect or feeling young.
Bakare, however, said the trend of lying or reducing one’s age is not peculiar to actresses as women in other walks of life do so too.
She said; “Lying about one’s age isn’t limited to celebrities alone because a lot of people do it nowadays. Some do it because of their partners and some do it to earn respect. Others do it to seek sympathy or get job opportunities. A lot of people in different industries do it as well.
“Many hard-working single ladies do it when searching for Mr Right. In this part of the world, guys see dating an older woman as a taboo. Hence, women reduce their age most times to feel young and accepted”.
Meanwhile, a young man identified as Dave Partner has warned African parents about the dangers of sending their children abroad to study at an early age.
According to Dave, the number of times they may see their son or daughter again might not be up to 10 times before they die.
He said the fact that some people are rich enough to send their wards to US, UK or Canada does not mean they should do it when they are still minors.
He explained that they get accustomed to the new sociaty they are living in, and embrace a foreign culture which is alien to that of an African home.
The business trainer said one of the factors which influences a child’s change in character is what he learns in school, either from teachers of his fellow students.
Dave Partner said that the parent might only be able to see them when they graduate or after getting married to a white lady.
He further said that they will also not be interested in taking over the family business because they did not learn anything about it from their mum or dad.
The man stressed that there are a lot of things that change the child overseas which are enough to make them become distant and detached from their roots.