Manaka Ranaka, who plays the tough but kind Lucy Diale, recently took to Instagram to celebrate her daughter’s birthday. Manaka Ranaka Fired For Getting Pregnant And Refusing To Abort.
The actress showered her daughter with sentiments and love and reminded her that she’s the best thing to ever happen to her.
Manaka Ranaka revealed that at the time she got pregnant with her daughter who is now 20, the women she worked for told her to abort but she didn’t do so and got fired as a result.
Wrote the actress
Happy Birthday mama. The one who made me a mother 👩🏾🦱. The one who made me aGmom 👩🏾🦳. You @kay.stone_core are such a blessing in my life. We were so meant to be. 20 years of doing this life thing together, and I’ve never looked back since. I remember when women I worked for told me to abort you and I was like la hlanya, they fired me! Honestly I didn’t care, coz I was so determined to keep you and enter the next chapter in my life and that was bieng a mom ( Lauren Hill’s song Zion kept me going when I felt that the world was against us). I was ready man, .as young as they said I was, I was ready for you, and its been quiet a journey baby. A journey i would repeat anyday. Have a blessed day ngwanaka. You’ll always be my baby. You’ve always been my Joy. My ZION.
It is not uncommon for women in the entertainment industry to be fired, get few gigs because they are pregnant.
Sometimes the corporate world sees a woman’s pregnancy as a stumbling block to her career and Manaka Ranaka is just a fine example of what women in the showbizz sometimes have to endure.