Anna Banner is still in love with Flavour, regardless of how their relationship ended.
The former beauty queen and babymama of the “Golibe” singer—in an exclusive chat with PUNCH Saturday Beats—revealed so, even if he has yet to marry her after having a child for him, turning down the idea that she “hooked” him with pregnancy to gain fame.
“I couldn’t have purposely got pregnant because I wanted to hook a star. I was already a star too,” Anna explained, adding, “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 continued, “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 got pregnant after she featured in Flavour’s “Golibe” video, but Anna said her relationship with the singer had nothing to do with the video.
“Some people have got it twisted. It wasn’t because of the video that I had a child for him,” she pointed out. “We didn’t start dating because of the video either. It just happened and it happened.”
And as Flavour has another baby mama, Sandra Okagbue, and who he has yet to tie the knots with either, Anna said she is not jealous of the other woman in his life.
“Why should I be jealous?” Anna questioned. “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.”
Recalling how she felt when she found out she was pregnant, the young lady said she was devastated.
“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,” she said. “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. I am not saying it is good to get pregnant at a young age and have a baby but whatever choices you make, you need to know there are consequences and you have to get ready to face the consequences. I was ready to face mine and I will not advise anybody to get pregnant at a young age. But if you get pregnant, abortion is not the next step.”