Idowuu Phillips, the Veteran actress, popularly often known as Iya Rainbow, has remained single after the loss of life of her husband 35 years in the past.
She mentioned, “Over my dead body would I get married again. My husband closed (my heart) with a padlock and he went away with the key. I don’t trust the men of these days. There was one that said he wanted to marry me but he ran away after he saw all my kids. I have forgotten how to want a man. With five kids to cater for, I had no thoughts of that. In those days, I could go to four different locations in a day, to tell you how hard I was working to make money to take care of my children.”
Recalling how her late husband died, she mentioned, “I can never forget the day my husband died in 1984. I felt the world was going to end on that day. He was my alpha and omega. I used to be a nurse but he was the one that made me to become an actress. As a matter of fact, during his burial, I told people to put all our children with him in the grave that I didn’t want them again. The shock was just too much for me to bear. Imagine one becoming a widow at the age of 42.”
Despiteite being a nurse, Iya Rainbow expressed frustration that she was unable to save lots of her former husband from the chilly palms of loss of life. She mentioned, “I took him to several hospitals such as the General Hospital in Lagos. I was a staff member of the hospital then and immediately I took him there, he was attended to. To be fair, the doctors tried their best but God had the final say. When a person reaches his or her bus stop, he or she has to come down. He eventually died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.”
The veteran actress additionally recalled that many people promised to assist the household instantly after the demise of her husband however majority of them didn’t fulfil their guarantees. “There were a lot of promises but after a short while, many of them didn’t check up on us again. He was buried in Awe, Oyo State, and many people practically turned their backs on us after the ceremony,” she mentioned.
On how she was capable of maintain her household after she left the make-believe world for the pulpit, Iya Rainbow mentioned, “I have had a better life since I left active acting. I have done a lot of great things now that I couldn’t do when I was a full-time actress.”
Speaking on how she received to be part of the trending Airtel business, Phillips mentioned, “It was the work of God. I used to be at house after I was referred to as for the advert. I’m certain God thought of all that I had been by and He gave me a motive to smile.
“I had a wonderful experience shooting the commercial. The white people on the production team made me laugh the most because whenever they asked me to say anything in English, I often got it wrong. When I was supposed to say ‘selfie time’, I pronounced it in a funny way with a Yoruba accent, but the white man liked it and said we should leave it that way. He then said, ‘Grandma, I like you’. We were lodged in a hotel that felt like paradise.”
The actress additionally said that she had by no means been briefly provide of roles however had been aware of which to just accept. “I’ve been getting a variety of scripts. As a matter of truth, I simply received again from a location the place I used to be with the likes of Desmond Elliot. I additionally work as a conventional grasp of ceremonies. I’ve completely different streams of earnings to maintain me and my household.
“But relating to appearing, I’m cautious of the forms of roles I settle for as a result of my church members would get to observe the flicks. As a matter of truth, that was why some producers stopped inviting me for films within the first place as a result of there are specific roles I’d not act, akin to taking part in a witch,” she mentioned. By scooper information