Eniola Badmus, a plus size Nollywood actress, has described as depressive some body-shaming comments by social media users on chubby women.
The 43-year-old actress while speaking in a recent interview with Saturday beats said although some of the derogatory comments by netizens could cause some people to be depressed, and even commit suicide, but that she would not let that happen with her.
Badmus noted that she did not come into the entertainment industry with a skinny body, hence she cannot allow negative comments about her body to get to her.
She noted that the pressure that comes with body-shaming is sometimes too much for some persons to bear, hence it should be stopped. Badmus said it is a wonder to see how social media feel they can lecture people how to leave their lives.
The actress also berates bloggers who always look out for trolls on celebrities, feeding on their negativity.
She said: “It is not everything I can talk about but sometimes, some things get to me. I have developed a tough skin over time but I am also human. When things become overwhelming, I have to express myself and pour out my thoughts. Everyone has a threshold on different matters. The way people go about body shaming is hilarious. I did not come into the industry as a skinny girl. I have always been a chubby girl. It is now when I am trimming down that the comments are coming.
“I know I have not seen the end of this and I cannot control people’s opinions. However, I think it is important to caution body shamers.
“The pressure that comes with these things is too much and could lead to depression. I tell people that I can never be depressed, no matter how much they troll me. I would rather put my energy into partying. But, some people cannot handle it. For instance, the only reason bloggers pick up one’s story is when they notice that a fan has slandered one or made uncouth comments and one replied. Some people then go to the comments section to laugh. They feed on that negativity. Families and society also need to be more considerate because they are guilty too. Some family members play around it by calling one ‘orobo (fat)’.
Badmus continued saying: “I just tell people to leave me alone. Some of the responses I gave to hateful comments about my weight were not because they got to me to the point of committing suicide. It was just to shut up toxic people. People on social media feel they have a right to talk to one in certain ways. You need to see the volume of messages I get every time.”
Speaking about her benefits so far in the entertainment industry and being a public eye, she said, “Some of the things I have enjoined by being a public figure include the fame and accolades that come with it. That is not to mention the opportunities, followership and admiration from well-meaning people.
Sometimes, I even get things for free. I did not know I would be popular while I was aspiring to become an actress and moviemaker. I also did not foresee the stress. I plunged myself into acting because it was my passion but I did not know I would end up having sleepless nights or having innumerable commitments.”
Segxzy: Why We Released ‘Now Na Morning’
In this interview with Eric Olusesan,Port Harcourt based artiste and music producer Segxzy reveals the idea behind his latest release titled “Now na morning”.
Eric:Tell us about yourself?
Segz: I am Segun Ola-Fadunsin, popularly known as Segxzy. A graduate of Mechanical Engineering Auchi Polytechnic (HND) and University of Portharcourt (B.Eng), third child from our mother. Am also fortunate to be the CEO of Segz Records.
Eric: How did you start out in music?
Segz: My career in music kick started on February 2019 after I crashed on a 1200cc power bike. I call this a miracle to have been alive and fully healed in a space of 7 days. It was actually a gory experience which in turn inspired me to release my tales using Rhythm and sounds .
Eric: What’s your perception about the Nigerian music industry?
Segz: Not bad and not too good. I will say in a nutshell that we need unity in the Nigeria music industry. We all need to be our brother’s keeper. Not just in the industry but Nigeria as a whole.
Eric: Your latest single, “NOW NA MORNING”is currently the enjoying massive airplay, tell us more about the song?
Segz: My recent single titled “Now Na Morning” which I featured Godrik is an Amapiano style, ‘Now Na Morning’ means a whole lot. It’s a message to encourage everyone that in what ever situation you see yourself don’t give up but rather see it as the beginning of the day as the day starts with strength. It means so much and will take the whole day if I continue just on this, Now Na Morning is basically your own definition for most situations you find yourself in, So far, my fans have been positively encouraging with their incredible response to this single.
Less I forget the Inspiration actually metamorphosed from the challenges I have faced in life which in turn made me stronger by the day.
Eric: What would constitute success for you as a musician?
Segz: We will see success when music industry in Nigeria turns out to be where you don’t need to be financially buoyant before your songs are been noticed. This is something I hope one day will come to play. I don’t see music as just you making fame but what you impact with your music.
Eric: Do you believe in public or social media display of wealth by celebrities? Will you do the same when you make it big?
Segz: Lol. This is not called for I must say. I rather not say if I will do same if I make it big like you ask. Food for thought (What makes you big)…..
I so much believe in this saying… IT’S NOT A PLACE THAT MAKES YOU COMFORTABLE BUT YOU MAKE A PLACE COMFORTABLE FOR YOURSELF. I do believe some people know me and they can testify if am the type that display wealth…
Eric: You also run a record label, tell us more about it?
Segz: I am just lucky to be an Executive member of Segz records. Segz Records is into all it takes a media house to do… From Photography, DJ Services, Recording, Artistic Management, Training and lots more. We are located just in the axis of Igwuruta of portharcourt to be precise.
Eric: Who were/are your mentors in the music industry?
Segz: I like to keep that to myself for the now, cos Now Na Morning
Eric: Tell us about your little beginnings. How did you nurture your dream?
Segz: This is topic on its own. So far so good we have been coping doing our very own best to see it pull through.
Segz: What kind of atmosphere or mood inspires you to write your songs?
It is highly unpredictable, most times from deep thinking, funny enough Now Na Morning was born right while on transit enroute Nigeria from the United Kingdom.
This and more are my forms of getting inspired but above all, God remains the greatest creator through which my contents are created.
Eric: How would you describe your style of music and what kind of people does it appeal
Segz: Waoh… if u look into my works properly you will notice it’s different. I don’t believe so much in a particular style of music. My aim is to pass a message across, so when people ask for the style, I simply say… GOOD MUSIC.
Blair Underwood ends 27-year-old marriage
Popular American actor, Blair Underwood, and his wife, Desiree DaCosta, have divorced after 27 years of marriage.
The “Quantico” actor and his spouse, who got married in 1994, stated that they’ve parted ways and would remain “the best of friends and co-parents” to their children.
Newsmen write that the couple is blessed with three children –daughter Brielle, 22, and sons Blake, 19, Paris, 24.
The couple wrote on Instagram: “After a tremendous amount of thought, prayer & work on ourselves individually & collectively, we have come to the conclusion to end our marriage that began 27 years ago. It has truly been a beautiful journey. Our proudest achievements are our three incredible children.
Three souls to which God entrusted us. We continue to be awed & humbled by the blessings of parenting. We have always put their best interests first & will continue to do so. We will continue to be the best of friends and co-parents and have the utmost respect for one another as we embark upon this new chapter of our lives, separately.
“We thank you all for all your support throughout the years & we humbly ask for privacy & understanding during this new season of change. Blair & Desiree Underwood.”
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