Karen will wait for Mr Right -Even if it takes 100 years


Although many men have come knocking on her door, Big Brother Africa(BBA) 2011 winner, Karen Igho is not in a rush to be in a relationship because she wants to be with the right person.


Infact, the outspoken actress, model, businesswoman and radio presenter doesn’t mind waiting till she is even a 100 years old for the right man and right time to come. She revealed this when she spoke with NET recently.

She also opened up about career and most interestingly, her Twitter feud with Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson.

There was a tweet supposedly from Yvonne Nelson’s account taking shots at you, how do you respond to that?

I don’t know Yvonne Nelson and I have never met her. I heard she is a Ghanaian actress. I don’t hate on anyone who is trying to make a living but you just can’t come out of the blue and insult me.

Everybody knows I’m not troublesome. If you look for my trouble I would give you double. Why would you just insult Nigerian celebs and myself, ‘wetin I do you na?’It’s not like we’ve met before. Attention seekers should go and look for the attention elsewhere.

She did say her account was hacked?

If your account was hacked with a verified account they won’t tweet personal messages at celebs. They would try and send viruses and spam and keep on hacking. Right now, I don’t even care anymore because they are attention seekers. The best thing is to ignore them.

I hope the girl has learnt her lesson that if you want to be famous you do it the right way. God has blessed you and put you where you are so work on how to succeed and not look for ways to belittle other people.

Were you disturbed that the tweets mentioned your boobs and you not having a boyfriend?

As a celebrity you should know that there’s something called lumps and that cancer is real. If as a celebrity I’m doing something to create awareness for cancer, what is she doing?

She says I don’t have a boyfriend, I mean how cheeky is that. It’s your choice not to sleep around. I get men asking me out everyday. I don’t want to sleep with a hundred men before I settle with the right one.

How do you cope with the several advances from men?

You know I can go on Twitter and say I’m lonely, or pick up my phone and make calls and men will arrive, but I don’t want that. I want a connection. I want to be in love, I don’t want to fall for someone because he is a star or because of what he has. I want to fall in love with you because of who you are.

Some men come and try to entice me with material things. You don’t have to be rich to win my world. I would wait for the right man even if it takes a hundred years, after all they say God’s time is the best.

Karen what have you been up to lately?

I just got back from Calabar and I would be going back there soon for the carnival. I’m still going through my movie script which would start shooting on December 5. You know I got an appearance on Tinsel. I’m still doing radio and modeling too. I’m an ambassador for GoTV, I’ve been doing interviews, shoots among others.

You seem like a very busy person with TV, radio, modeling. How do you handle all of that?

When you are young, that is when you go hard so that later in life, you can sit back and enjoy all you have worked for. I like to think of myself as being multitalented. I am also into music.

How is acting working out for you?

I was born to be an actress. To be honest when you are an actress, you don’t plan it, it just comes naturally. I used to act dramas with my cousins and I studied a bit of Theatre Arts, so, that’s basically it.

After BBA, what have you done with your prize money?

My money, I kept it oh. I saved it and I’m still saving and taking care of my family, friends and my grandma. That’s why I am still in the industry so that I can make more money.

Lately you’ve been very upfront about charitable causes especially breast cancer. What’s the story?

Yeah, breast cancer, orphanage homes, youth empowerment and HIV. You see, the thing about Nigerians is that they don’t understand when you tell them a thing because you’re trying to create awareness.

Telling people about my lumps was to create awareness but at the end of the day, I had it thrown at my face. At the end of the day, I really don’t care because I have been able to do what I wanted to do, which is to create awareness and pass the message across-early detection is key.