Nollywood actress and mum of two Annie Idibia, has hailed her colleague Adesua Etomi in her recent decision to dump wigs for Natural and simple hairstyles.
Adesua Etomi, actress and wife of singer, Banky Wellington, clarified why she has been settling for simple appearances and rocking cornrows to public functions for some time now.
“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 A SG.” ADESUA ETOMI SAID
Reacting Annie Idibia declared that she will no longer wear wigs or unnatural hair.