Popular actress, Bimbo Akintola has stated her fear about social media. The Oyo State born role interpreter noted that despite many positive sides, social media had a way of influencing people negatively.
The ‘Out of Bounds’ actress said many young people across Nigeria were allowing themselves to be pressured into living fake lives through what they see on social media.
“The first thing people need to remind themselves of is that it is not everything they see on social media that is real.
“A lot of people only show the sweet sides of their lives on social media, and those who look at such do not always know that there is a sour side too.
“As far as I am concerned, social media only portrays one side of the story and not the reality of life itself and that is why I fear it so much.
“Young people must be careful not to allow social media to pressure them into leading fake lives”, she told Punch.