Actor, Human Rights Campaigner, with over 25 years active work in the culture, Hilda Dokubo campaigner and human right activist, Omoyele Sowore sits with Chude Jideonwo, host of #WithChude and founder of Joy, Inc. to discuss Nollywood, her career trajectory, politics, her marriage, and her soon-to-be-released book.
Sharing on the interview about her family, Dokubo says: “I have kids. I seriously have kids. I enjoy motherhood a lot. The truth is I have deliberately created a demarcation between Hilda the person and Hilda the [public figure]. Even as a public servant, I made sure that my family was left out of my work. The reason is, based off of experience, I have not seen any family that put itself in public glare that is together as a family. I am not going to subject my children to that rubbish”
She shared about how keeping her maiden name, even after marriage was a mutual decision between her and her husband, but also based off a promise she made to her father. “My father and I had a kind of relationship that I had promised that I would keep my maiden name for life, whether I got married or did not get married” “The bargain with whoever was going to take me as wife was also that Dokubo will be there”
She added, “There was also the need to let people know that there was no baby daddy story going on. So that pregnancy you see is legal. We were having issues of identification, and we thought, let’s just go with what is working. What was working is Mrs. Dokubo.”
Watch the excerpts from the interview here: