Anna Banner is still in love with Flavour; there is no shame in admitting this.
Recall that the Ashawo singer was in a serious relationship with beauty queen, Sandra, when he featured Banner in his music video, Golibe. Shortly after, they kicked off a relationship and it was at the time Sandra Okagbue was pregnant with the singer’s daughter. Anna would get pregnant for him and put to bed months after Sandra.
And then came a tussle for the singer’s heart, a battle which Sandra championed because the Orange Drugs beauty queen touted herself as “Ugegbe Oyibo Chinedu” on her social media.
Chinedu is the singer’s first name.
Seeing it was difficult to keep up the media spectacle, Anna Banner announced the end of their relationship.
But she is revealing today, in a new chat with Punch, that it is difficult to fall out of love with him. She also addresses claims that she got pregnant with the singer’s child for fame.
“I couldn’t have purposely got pregnant because I wanted to hook a star. I was already a star too. I wasn’t looking for fame; I was even running away from fame. But I got pregnant for somebody I really loved. It wasn’t planned. It was my mistake but I wouldn’t call my child a mistake. I was careless. But I thank God it happened with a man who I loved and who didn’t turn his back on me,” she says.
According to Banner, Flavour is her first true love and she is somehow hopeful for a better future for them, even though he has long moved on.
“When you love someone, it is hard to fall out. You cannot fall in love today and fall out of love tomorrow. Love is strong. Before you tell somebody you love him, you have to be sure. Flavour was the first man I fell in love with. I still love him as the beautiful soul he has and as the father of my child. I don’t know what the future holds but we are just taking things one step at a time.”
She also sets the records straight about her pregnancy:
“Some people have got it twisted. It wasn’t because of the video that I had a child for him. We didn’t start dating because of the video either. It just happened and it happened,” she says.
“I was demoralised. I was finished! I was frustrated! My parents were disgusted at my sight. It was my cross, so I had to carry it. I decided I was going to keep the baby even if I wasn’t married. It turned out to be the best decision I have made.”
Asked if she is jealous of Flavour’s relationship with Sandra Okagbue, she replies, “why should I be jealous? We are all humans but what will be will be. If you get jealous today, where will it lead you to? All I want is for my child to be happy.”
We wonder how they will navigate their civil relationship after this revelation.