Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has acknowledged that she as soon as had army males pointing their weapons at her and she or he just isn’t bothered about what is claimed about on social media.
The actress made this revelation in an interview with the Guardian when she was requested about her emotions regarding the detrimental feedback she obtained just lately on social media just lately when she engaged in debate with presidential aide on Twitter.
“I’m not overwhelmed by the reactions, particularly the detrimental ones. I anticipated them. These ones had been simply discuss. I confronted bullets earlier than. I confronted army males pointing weapons at me, and so, the detrimental reactions had been nothing to me.
And why would I wish to ruffle any nest? Who doesn’t wish to cover his or her head? Are you aware that once I had trigger to talk up in opposition to earlier governments, I used to be attacked? Not by phrases alone. However my enterprise, my private life, my funds had been attacked. It’s not one thing I get pleasure from doing, however typically, I fear too like each different regular human being. I fear for my security. I fear for the security of individuals round me.
Folks suppose this can be a joke. They suppose it’s humorous. They suppose it’s one thing any person simply wakes as much as do. I don’t have a alternative than to talk the reality. I reside right here and I’m a born activist. I’m not simply an activist, as a result of I wish to discuss or I need individuals to note me, that is who I’m. I’ve been like this since I used to be achild.
Everyone who knew me as a toddler would let you know that Omotola wouldn’t stand injustice. I’m that one who will communicate out. Generally, I battle in opposition to myself too. I’m like shut up, shut up; you don’t should say the whole lot. Maintain quiet. I suppose you possibly can’t battle whom God has made you.