A Nigerian gospel artiste, Princess Ifeoma Nwosuchukwu, popularly known as “Ultimate Jesus”, in a recent interview explained that some artists conceal their age “for professional diversity”.
The Gospel artiste opened up in a recent interview why entertainers rarely open up about their real age.
According to the singer, who is also a professional dancer and movie actor, revealing artists’ ages may affect their entertainment jobs positively or negatively.
“Most celebrities will not publicize their real ages on the media because it may restrict them to a particular job or contract.
“As an artiste, a celebrity or an entertainer; you don’t need to expose your age anyhow because it affects jobs sometimes.
“The fact is that some look younger than their real ages while some look older.
Some just look their age and entertainment has a lot to do with age.”
The gospel artiste continued;
“I mean, most jobs do have age bracket; so for us artists, we don’t really have a particular age.
Someone like me, my age is deceitful.
“I can go for different age briefs.
Sometimes, in disguise, I go for older age contracts; while at most times, I go for younger age jobs.
“Eventually, if my real age brief comes, better for me; I’ll joyfully jump in because I had not publicised my real age in the media,” she said.
Nwosuchukwu, who is set to release her new album in May, titled “Zion Praise”, said celebrities should not be crucified for concealing their ages as it was “a thing of choice”.
She, however, condemned the habit of some celebrities, who share and claim, contradicting dates of birth; while trying to claim a particular age to soothe a specific contract.