Multiple award-winning Nigerian actress Taiwo Ajai-Lycett has opened up about how she is young at heart even at 73 in a recent interview with City People.

The ‘Hostages’ act, whose been widowed for 20 years, said young men still pester her for sex, also revealing that she had a marriage proposal from someone almost 30 years younger:

 “A 43-year-old is on his knees now asking me for marriage. This shows that I am still very much alive.” She said adding that, “People tell me sex is good, sex is necessary, that is true. But the truth is young people, lets say men of very young age always hit me all the time for sex. They always disturb me for sex at my age. I am 73 years old, I don’t know whether it seems they don’t know my age or whatever it is. But it says something about life, that life goes on and that beauty and age are in the eyes of the beholder. Yeah, at 73, young men disturb me for sex and I can’t understand that. They don’t care or know whether I am old or not, all they want from me is sex.  I could have remarried if the circumstance had been different. I also have a 53 year old man who wants to marry me. When you fall in love, you fall in love.”


Taiwo Ajai Lycett

Ajai-Lycett who has remained single also shared that she has not had the chance to fall in love again,  “You can’t command the heart to fall in love and it wouldn’t be a relationship if love isn’t involved. The heart wants what the heart wants. The heart does not know whether you are old or not”.

The former journalist still remains one of Nigeria’s best legendary actress who has set a standard for budding acts in the Nollywood scene.

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