Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi, has explained why she has been opting for modest appearances and wearing cornrows to public gatherings for some time now.
This comes after the mother of one came under fire for her simple appearance at filmmaker Kemi Adetiba’s wedding, which was held in Lagos on Saturday, April 24, 2022.
Adesua, who graced Kemi Adetiba’s wedding last month in the company of her husband, Banky W, rocked her natural hair, which was neatly weaved into cornrows for the event. Her look was, however, not well received by critics who opined that her choice of hairstyle made her appear casual.
In what seemed like a reaction to the backlash, the actress explained that she has been rocking more of her natural hair because she feels more like herself in it than when she wears wigs.
She added that she’s holding it down for the simple girls and hopes to she’s inspires them to be confident rocking 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 rocks 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 a 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.
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