Damilola Adegbite, Nollywood actress has come out to write about her Instagram photos always appearing perfect. She recently had her say via her social media page, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to her, there is really nothing perfect about her online pictures and they only appear that way after angles and edits.
Damilola added that Nigerians shouldn’t be carried away with what they see on Instagram because the real truth is that no human is perfect.
Her words, “This picture was taken a few years ago. It didn’t make it to the gram because at the time, I had been eating like a pregnant goat and was slowly trying to exercise again. So when I saw this picture and my stomach, I was like “”Nah, this one isn’t going up”. (We all have those pictures don’t make it.)”
“Yesterday, someone said to me that I look so perfect. I took a minute to reflect on that.”
“NO human being is perfect. Even our favorite Hollywood celebrities. It’s all angles and edits. It’s the people closest to them who know the truth.I have heard some women whose mid sections have been stretched by the amazing process of motherhood, comparing their bodies to 19 year olds. How?!”
“Be happy and healthy. Let go of the unrealistic expectations. Focus on being a better person every day and be your own kind of beautiful.”
Nollywood is a sobriquet that originally referred to the Nigerian film industry. The origin of the term dates back to the early 2000s, traced to an article in The New York Times. Due to the history of evolving meanings and contexts, there is no clear or agreed-upon definition for the term, which has made it a subject to several controversies.
The origin of the term “Nollywood” remains unclear; Jonathan Haynes traced the earliest usage of the word to a 2002 article by Matt Steinglass in the New York Times, where it was used to describe Nigerian cinema.
Charles Igwe noted that Norimitsu Onishi also used the name in a September 2002 article he wrote for the New York Times. The term continues to be used in the media to refer to the Nigerian film industry, with its definition later assumed to be a portmanteau of the words “Nigeria” and “Hollywood”, the American major film hub.
Film-making in Nigeria is divided largely along regional, and marginally ethnic and religious lines. Thus, there are distinct film industries – each seeking to portray the concern of the particular section and ethnicity it represents. However, there is the English-language film industry which is a melting pot for filmmaking and filmmakers from most of the regional industries.
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