Nigerian actress Bimbo Akintola has condemned the idea of feminism and distanced herself from it.
The Nollywood thespian described herself as a humanist, not a feminist. She said her passion is for the girl-child and women.
“MY PASSION FOR THE GIRL-CHILD AND THE WOMEN DOES NOT MAKE ME A FEMINIST; I AM A HUMANIST,” THE BEAUTIFUL SCREEN DIVA TOLD PREMIUM TIMES.
“I DON’T LIKE THIS FEMINIST IDEA BECAUSE I THINK THERE’S A FOCUS ON THIS WING OF FEMINISM THAT IS EXTREME. IT’S TOXIC. I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF THAT. I WANT US TO REALISE THAT YOU CARE ABOUT HUMANS IF YOU SAY YOU ARE A HUMANIST.”
“THAT MEANS EVERY INDIVIDUAL: BOY, GIRL, WOMAN, MAN; EVERYBODY. MY NICHE IS THE WOMEN AND THE GIRL CHILD BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO CONCERNING THIS ISSUE IN NIGERIA.”
The 52-year-old actress added that she performs best in movies that narrate the stories of women and the girl-child.