Nollywood celebrity and popular presenter, Belinda Effah has reacted to news making the rounds that she blew the News about the Tekno semi-nude girls video out of proportion, stating that she saw indecency and reacted to it without knowing who was responsible for the nuisance.
Also reacting to the backlash she faced after passing off her criticism on social media, the Nollywood actress stated that she wasn’t attacking anyone but was only voicing her disappointment.
“Honestly, no one is perfect but we should strive to lead exemplary lives. I saw indecency in the public space and I reacted, not knowing who created the nuisance. I wasn’t attacking anyone but just voicing my disappointment. It’s the same attitude we carry into our everyday life; not caring about the other person.
“We just do things because we can. I don’t have anything against anyone. But if you could be a little considerate towards other people’s feelings; maybe Nigeria would get better. When we damn all consequences just to prove a point, then who is going to build the nation? I believe that the change we so desire starts with us. It starts with you” she said.
On how women are portrayed in the entertainment industry, Belinda Effah expressed her disappointment and also pointed out that there are a lot of decent women in Nollywood who are not spotlighted because they are modest.
“I don’t like the way women are portrayed in the industry but people speak based on what they see or perceive. We, actresses, need to lay good examples. If we want to flaunt our wealth, we should also explain the source of wealth to the fans. If you can’t explain it, then live a humble life. We invite our fans into our lives by the unnecessary display of wealth and relationships, but when things go sour, we expect the fans to stay away from our business.
“How is that even possible when we are the ones that invited them in? Fans have fangs and they desire blood or nothing. Life is simple, and we should stop making it complicated. There are a lot of decent women in Nollywood but they are not spotlighted because they are modest. The bad eggs are usually used to generalise Nollywood women. If I do something good, no one speaks about it, but if I do something bad, that’s the one everyone gets to know. Let’s give the good Nollywood women some credit too” she told Saturday Beats.
Belinda Effah is a Nigerian actress and presenter. She won the Most Promising Act of the Year award at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards.