Ini Edo believes that it was her body of work, not social media, that made her a star.
In a recent interview with actress and filmmaker Lilian Afegbai, Ini Edo mentioned this.
Minutes ago, the dark-skinned beauty posted a clip from the video to her Instagram page, with Rita Dominic and other actresses agreeing with her stance in the comments area.
According to Ini Edo, the rise of social media has made it easier for many people to become famous; however, she claims that she and her colleagues did not have the platform to achieve celebrity status when they first entered the film industry, relying instead on their hard work and dedication to the job. She stated, “
“With the emergence of social media it’s earlier for a lot of people to become celebrities, we didn’t have the platform to give us celebrity status, we had work, it was our body of work so it wasn’t even about the fame at that time, it was more about being successful at the job. “For instance, when I came in it was mostly dominated by the light-skinned girls, there were just a few of us who were dark-skinned girls so coming in from that place and trying to drive yourself to a point of acceptability, took a lot of work, then passion. Social media was not there to make people see how fly you were or how talented you were, it was the work.”
Reacting in the comment section of ., Rita Dominic also pointed out that their works made them celebrities and not social media. She wrote: “Absolutely the work darling”.