A popular Nigerian Actress, Genevieve Nnaji, who recently attended the premiere of her movie ‘Lionheart’ in Toronto, has emphatically affirmed that she is proud to be a feminist.
On September 7, 2018 her directorial debut “Lion heart” was acquired by online streaming service Netflix marking it the first Netflix original film from Nigeria. Genevieve also confirmed the news via her social media handle after it’s announcement by the company.
The actress in an interview with Women and Hollywood Magazine, a media orgnaisation that educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity in Hollywood and the global film industry, said she is a feminist and proud of it.
She said: “I’m a proud feminist who embraces her femininity. I feel sometimes women are made to feel self-conscious and ashamed of their womanhood. Perhaps like ‘Wonder Woman’, we may wake up one day to discover that it is our superpower, and then we would be unstoppable.”
Asked if she had any advice for other female directors, her response was: “I don’t consider myself qualified enough yet to give advice, to be honest, and so I say this to my peers as I say to myself daily: eliminate fear and self-doubt”.
She encourages the ladies to be more creative and skillful. What a man can do, a woman can do it better.
She therefore call on other women to wake up and stop feeling self-conscious and ashamed of their womanhood.
“I’m happy women all over the world are discovering their superpower and turning “why me?” into “not me.”
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