I have dated before, but I realised I was spending more time with my boyfriend than on my music. So, I decided to leave him and concentrate on my career.
Irene Ntale is an upcoming artiste. She told Carol Kasujja why she is still keeping herself pure
How old are you?
I am 23 years old, but when I clock 25, I will stop telling people my true age. I will maintain that age for about three years.
You are young and beautiful, why are you still single?
I have dated before, but I realised I was spending more time with my boyfriend than on my music. So, I decided to leave him and concentrate on my career. Having a boyfriend is not everything to me. With my music, I have a bright future ahead of me.
And you are still a virgin at 23?
Yes. The fact that I was in a relationship does not mean I had sex. I am still keeping myself pure for the right man. Sex before marriage is wrong.
What is wrong with it?
Everything about it. A woman’s virginity is not hers to give away. It belongs to her future husband. If she gives it away before marriage, her future husband may not respect her. If I found a man and he asked me for sex before putting a ring on my finger, I would leave him.
As an upcoming artiste, how do you handle attention from men?
At first, I thought being nice and friendly would keep the boys away, but that did not work. Instead, my kindness was mistaken for flirting. I ended up getting more unwanted attention. These days, I do not smile at everyone. Boys fear girls with tough faces.
If you were married, what would you do if you caught your husband cheating?
I pray that it never happens. First of all, I would find out why he cheated on me. If it turns out that it was because of my weaknesses, I would forgive him to avoid public embarrassment. But I would pray that it never happens again because it is painful to find someone you trust with another person.
Most musicians do not know how to dance, what do you when you go to club?
I am not good at dancing, but when I hang out, I pull some rare strokes.
G-string or mothers union?
G-string. I cannot wear a mother’s union. It is for old women.
Do you cry at movies?
Yeah, recently, I watched If Only and I cried. I am very emotional.
No man will push me into sex before marriage