Adesua Etomi, a Nollywood actress, has stated why she has been avoiding public appearances and wearing cornrows for a long time.
This comes after the mother of one was chastised for her unassuming appearance at filmmaker Kemi Adetiba's wedding on Saturday, April 24, 2022, in Lagos.
Adesua, who was in attendance at Kemi Adetiba's wedding last month with her husband, Banky W, wore her natural hair in cornrows for the occasion. On the other hand, critics were critical of her look, claiming that her hairstyle made her appear unprofessional.
She went on to say that she's doing it for the simple girls and that she hopes to inspire them to be confident in their natural hair and African styles.
"I've been wearing cornrows a lot lately on purpose. I feel like my most authentic self when I wear braids, plaits or when I wear my hair out. If you've followed me closely, you'd know what I mean. You'd know this isn't new.
In general, I believe in keeping it simple. Whether it's from my clothes to my hair to my lifestyle.
So I, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, am out here, holding it down for the simple girls. The ones who rock cornrows, the minimalists…
I hope you look at me and feel pride, KNOWING that these rows our ancestors wore are still a thing to be proud of. I hope you see me and rock yours with pride if you want to but above all, may you know that you are more than your hair, no matter how you choose to wear it and more than your clothes, no matter what styles you choose to wear.
I do this for the girls deemed 'too simple'. There is not a single thing wrong with simplicity. We may be 'simple', but there is not a single thing simple about us. Raise your glass if you are an SG.
Saying this, so you stop questioning who you are. Embrace it. It's ok to be yourself. It's more than ok; it's great. I'm definitely a millennial. The number of times I've had to post and repost this proves it. Gosh. I will still wear wigs when I feel like it sha." She wrote.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.