My father cried when I got pregnant at 14 – Ada Ameh

Nollywood veteran actress and The Johnsons’ star, Ada Ameh in a new interview recounted how she dropped out of school after she got pregnant at 14.

My father cried when I got pregnant at 14 – Ada Ameh lailasnews 1


According to the actress who went on to get a diploma in cosmetology, she only saw her father cry twice and that was when her mum died and when she got pregnant at 14. She said in her interview with Punch;

I was born in Lagos into a family of 11 children. I had five elder brothers and five younger sisters. My dad was a naval officer who was very friendly with his kids. My mother sells food and is a businesswoman. She, on the other hand, was the disciplinarian. I am very proud of her, especially for her strength and hardworking spirit. My father always preached love to us. We had our schedule on check – we knew what to do when we got home from school and when to do them. As a kid, I was a tomboy.

I dropped out of secondary school when I had my baby at 14. I went back to sit for the GCE as an external candidate and went on to get a diploma in Cosmetology.

On parenting, Ada Ameh said;

There’s no person who would give birth to a child at a young age and have an easy experience. My parents were genuinely devastated. Prior to that time, I had only seen my father cry once and that was when his mother, whom he loved dearly, passed on. The only other time I ever saw my dad cry was when I came home pregnant. After that, I was kicked out of the house but was later brought back. At that time, I couldn’t disclose the father of my child because I knew it would affect his job in the Armed Forces. My siblings were a great support system and I am forever grateful for the love they showed me. My daughter and her father are on relating terms and I relate with his children well too. He’s the father of my child and I respect him. My daughter is my greatest gift. She is my best friend and confidant.

44 Comments

  1. Experience is the master of all… The love of father to her child is incomparable, and thank God here you are today to tell your stories to inspire others…

  2. Imagine being a single father and your daughter comes home pregnant, is very devastating. But i’m he is proud of you and how much you’ve achieved .

  3. Her father must have truly loved her dearly to that extent of crying. Every travails of the beginning of one’s life becomes an unending blessing.

  4. For child getting pregnant at age of 14 is not a good one so the daddy wouldn’t be happy. It pains alot

  5. You are indeed a brave personality, you did not allow your situation to defeat u. Well done dear

  6. Ooooooooooh this is so touching but never the less life goes on and I thank God Almighty for seeing you through such a difficult situation in that tender age. Now it’s all a story, Glory be to God

  7. I learnt a lesson from this story. The lesson is: Never give up to your dreams no matter what

  8. That not good, for your mummy death am very sorry for that and your Daddy I’d meant to cry that day because is a great lost and for your own aspect, it is a very bad thing to make your Daddy by getting pregnant, it is not encouraging because he spent a lot to train you in school but you brought pregnancy as your certificate. Please young ladies of this modern days try to learn from her and amend your ways. Thanks

  9. its only normal for any father who loves his daughter to cry in that situation…first he is a single parent and getting pregnant at that age will make him feel he is not a good and responsible father…

  10. Raising you and your siblings must have been very difficult for your dad after your mum’s death, so he must have been very upset at your pregnancy. A fall in life is not the end of life:this is a lesson I have learnt.

  11. It always break a parents heart when their child disappoints them. I’m happy her life turned out great.

  12. At 14 its because he knows is child abuse thats why he was crying but you really try thank God for you its not eas y though that earlier stage of tour life I hail you

  13. You are very fortunate for who you are today,and I believe you didn’t give up that’s why you were able to put the behind you

  14. He ought to cry because he felt his daughter has not given out a good example. Though thank God everything went on well.

  15. That is past tense, at least he will be happy for the woman you have turn out to be despite your early pregnancy

  16. That’s the love of the father to his daughter, you really disappointed him,but thank God you later made them proud

  17. Am sure your father cried because she did not expect that from you at that time, thank God you did not abort the pregnancy then

  18. Thank God for the courage of getting back to school. Not all teenagers who got pregnant are able to overcome depression and rejection. I appreciate your family members who actually stood by you.

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