Former Miss Malaika Ghana, model and entrepreneur, Hamamat Montia, has shared what kept her going after her divorce, her twin girls.
“You know when things did not go as planned, it was painful, it hurt but I had to be strong. I looked around to find what could keep me going then one day, I heard my daughters say to each other that they wanted to be like me when they grew up and that was the wake up call for me, that I had to pick up the pieces and move on”.
“If not for anything at all, I want to be that great woman, that strong mommy they can look up to. I was expected to look someway because my partner had moved on way earlier than I expected but no, I didn’t, I stood my grounds and today, I am here, I just want to give my children a reason to be happy,” she said in an interview with Showbiz.
The now “Shea butter ambassador” also mentioned that she believed her marriage not working was a fault from both she and her ex.
“I would blame myself too because it takes two people to make it work but if I am not in a happy place, I will not stay there because of my children, no, I need to leave to be strong and hold them down when the need arises.
“I know there are lots of women who are in marriages that are causing them pain but are staying with the excuse that they want the best for their children but no, you cannot hold your children down when you kick the bucket, when you are devastated etc,” she said.
The model also touched on her skin and how it inspired her to go into the shea butter business.
“My experience has taught me that as Africans, we need to accept and celebrate our skin and take care of it and this birthed my shea butter business.
“I have come to realise that shea butter has a lot of benefits so instead of using all those creams with chemicals in it, use shea butter, it has a lot of benefits”, she added.
Hamamat also had a few words to say to people who are about to get married, she mentioned that happiness is key.
To those who are about to get married, she had these words, “Happiness is key and remember that whatever the turnout of events are, you have a role to play. Take your time and make sure you truly know the person” , the model added.
Hamamat Montia is the author of “Zuzu and Sasa”, a book inspired by her twins, a model and an entrepreneur. She is currently promoting her new business venture, a village spa, called Hamamat African Village.