Nollywood actress and movie producer, Ini Edo, has unleashed her mind on equality between gender, as she clears the air on the misconstrued perception that she is a feminist.
There have been some perceptions that the co-producer of ‘Shanty Town‘ Ini Edo is a feminist.
However, during an interview on the podcast, ‘Tea With Tay’, the actress pointed out that she believes that the rights of women should be protected and that there is a necessity for equality between genders.
According to her, she was brought up in a way that respecting men is of great value.
She said: “I’m not a feminist, being a feminist means different things to different people, I love to protect women’s rights and i feel the need for equality.
“But I’m also very structured and i am raised in a certain way, I am raised to respect men, I am raised to value men. I want to be a woman but I also want to be able to be a queen, you can be a king, and I am a queen; I am just comfortable in being a queen.”
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that Ini Edo began her film career in 2000 and has featured in more than 100 movies since her debut.
In 2013, Ini Edo was a judge for the Miss Black Africa UK Pageant. In 2014, Miss Ini Edo was appointed by the United Nations as a United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy.
Her acting career started in 2000 with her debut in Thick Madam. Ini Edo was discovered by a producer at the audition she attended. Her breakthrough came in 2004 when she acted in World Apart. She has appeared in over 100 films.
She earned a “Best Lead Actress” nomination at the 11th Africa Movie Academy Awards for her performance in the movie “While you slept”
Ini Edo, however, in 2017, made it clear that only hardwork, delight and dedication can get one to the top in the Nollywood industry as there are many distractions.