Not many celebrities would openly discuss their relationship challenges but the Odo Filla star, Abrewa Nana, says she has completely forgiven her ex-boyfriend of four years after he broke her heart when she caught her with another woman.
Forgiven, yes; but Abrewa Nana has not forgotten. “This was a guy who had chased me for three years. He was always around me, helping me fix things and so I decided to give him a chance.
“I thought that for a man to chase you continuously for three years, it meant he really loves you and wants to be with you”, she told this reporter.
“Everything went on well with us for four years until one day, I decided to pay my man a visit, only for me to get there and catch him red handed with another woman,” she said.
“At that moment, my life was shattered. In tears and with a broken heart, I left. I did not realise that I was driving at top speed until I got to Adenta and had a near crash. It was by the intervention of God that I survived, my VW Golf 3 saloon car however didn’t hit anybody,” she said.
Looking back to that incident, Abrewa Nana believes that what she suffered was partly the direct consequence of her being a female celebrity. According to the 30-year-old artiste, men who come her way are often unable to stand the attention she gets especially from male admirers.
“Yes, I would say being in showbiz has played a role in my not settling down with a man till now. This is because I was in a relationship where we actually wanted to settle down but the guy felt insecure and I think he cheated out of insecurity.
“Sometimes, I go out on a date and I get hugs from male fans and I could tell when my partner is uncomfortable. I lost two relationships that way because although I love my man, I also cherish my fans,” she said.
The good news is that Abrewa Nana is currently dating someone she adores and prays that this one works out as she plans on settling down soon.
“I pray this works and I know it will. This is because, this guy is someone I know from childhood and he really understands the nature of my job and has been very instrumental in my bouncing back onto the music scene after a long break.
“I agree that it is difficult for female artistes to settle down due to some of these issues but I want the men out there who want to go in for celebrities to believe in themselves and understand what they are going in for. They should know that being a celebrity does not make you a flirt, the men should learn to trust,” she said.
Abrewa Nana is one of the first female hiplife artistes in Ghana and she has three albums to her credit namely ‘Sagaa’, ‘African Girl’ and ‘Maba.’ Alongside music, Abrewa Nana is working on a breast cancer campaign as her social responsibility project.
Abrewa Nana, born Dorcas Opoku Dakwa, is a singer, songwriter, and dancer. Raised mostly by her single mother, Nana attended Aggrey Memorial Senior High School, before studying business accounting at the Takoradi Polytechnic.
She is currently promoting her latest three singles namely, Adjoa Ninja, Number One and No-Money-No Honey.