“I don’t like the idea of feminism, it’s toxic”, actress Bimbo Akintola declares herself a humanitarian

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.

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