The wife of the former captain of the Super Eagles, Nwankwo Kanu, Amara has said she will not let her daughter go into marriage with any man at an early age.
Amara who tied the nuptial nuts with Kanu at the age of 18, told the Punch that she was naive at that time and she would not want her child to experience what she went through at the initial stage.
Speaking of early marriage, she said “Having gone through it myself, I wouldn’t say I would like my daughter to do the same. I would like her to experience life slightly a bit more than I did.
“But it all depends on the circumstances and the persons involved. I had support from my mum, dad, and siblings. In hindsight, I can say that they actually did a good job. In June, we would celebrate the 12th anniversary of our wedding.”
“It takes a lot of determination to keep things going because irrespective of your age, marriage throws a lot of curves at you. The main thing is being able to bounce back after being hit with a surprise or what you do not expect.”
The mother of three, however, gave her thoughts about marriage saying “I wasn’t scared; I felt it like it was the best thing that could have happened to me.
“I was in love, so there was no time for a negative feeling like fear to come up. I think the love I had and still have for my husband was all I needed to feel comfortable and good.”
Speaking further, she revealed how she had managed to stay away from the media and criticism.
Amara said, “If you notice, this interview is one of the very few I have granted in recent times. I try to keep my sanity so that I can protect my family.
“I had to make a personal decision to stay private for a very long time in order to build what I have built for myself and my children. I understood this from a very young age.
“I ignored critics and paid no attention to what people said. I overlooked Facebook and I only signed on to the platform in July 2011,” she quipped.