Biola Alabi, the Nigerian filmmaker, has opened up about her experience with divorce, infertility, and leaving M-net.
The businesswoman spoke with Chude Jideonwo, the media entrepreneur, about her marriage which ended in 2019.
She said she had several IVF treatments in an attempt to get pregnant.
“I did go to a health and recovery location and made it regular. I tried to go every two years. It’s a retreat and there’s detox, meditation, discovery, exercise. I always find it an easier way to refuel instead of a staycation,” she said.
“It started because I was doing a lot of IVF treatments and constantly felt there was a lot going on physically and mentally, where you’re worried and your hormones are doing their thing. I felt it would help with the treatment.
“I was trying to get pregnant. [You get pregnant, you lose the baby]. I was going through a lot. Sometimes we’ll have a positive test. Other times, we won’t. It’s a rollercoaster and your mind is processing it in a million ways.
“You’re so, hypersensitive about everything. [The divorce] was one extra thing I didn’t need people to worry about. It was, an out-of-body experience in a way because nobody really understood the situation.
“It’s hard when you’re friends with the person. It wasn’t like I could go around saying this person is horrible. And that was hard because we were on speaking terms. People would see us together and it was confusing for them.”
Biola was married to Makanjuola Alabi, ex-MD of Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA).
News of their divorce after 10 years together hit the media in January 2019.
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