Nollywood actress, Beverly Naya has admonished interviewers and news platforms to quit making every making headlines of female entertainers about their marital status.
In a recent Twitter post, the chocolate complexioned actress revealed that she is disappointed in news platforms always making their headlines about the relationship status of women. She mentioned that there is more to women than just love and relationships.
The actress stated that in spite of spending a better part of her time talking about her life, career and aspirations, the focal point is always “marriage”.
Quite unfortunate that when a woman grants an interview in this part of the world, the headline is almost always about about her marital status or opinions on marriage. You’ll spend 30 mins talking about your life, career and aspirations only to have ‘marriage’ be the focus. Wow.
Most common headlines used for women:
‘Why I’ve chosen not to get married’
‘Why I’m still not married’
‘The kind of man I want to marry’
‘The right man hasn’t found me’
‘I will marry when God says I should’
‘I will get married when the right man finds me’
‘Why I’m Single’
Naya also maintained that society should put less pressure on women to get married.
“It’s only an expectation if one allows it to be an expectation. It’s all about what one feels and when one is ready to do (certain) things. When one starts allowing people to determine how one lives, it becomes an expectation. It becomes pressure. It all begins and ends with one.”
Beverly Naya released a documentary titled, ‘Skin’ in 2019. The documentary reveals that she was bullied and mocked because of her dark complexion.
The outspoken and charismatic actress revealed several Nigerians are yet to accept their skin complexion.