Actress and single mum of one, Ini Edo who recently turned 40, has opined that her body of work made her a celebrity and not social media.
Taking a swipe at BBNaija stars and other influencers who became celebrities overnight through social media, Ini Edo in a recent interview with actress and filmmaker Lilian Afegbai, said the emergence of social media made it easier for a lot of people to become popular.
She said: “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.”
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