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Top Nigerian Celebrities That are Feminists


Earlier today Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji, a known feminist made news while speaking at the London School of Economics Africa Summit, where she further shed light on feminism. In her words;

‘I think my own feminism is just human rights. I am a human who has a right to having choices. I can do whatever I want, whenever I want. It’s just that simple.

If I were a man, it will be the same thing. At the end of the day, I was born alone, I will die alone, I breathe alone, so I definitely have rights to how I want to live my life.”

Today we will be discussing 5 Nigerian celebrities who proudly made known their feminist stance

Genevieve Nnaji

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The actress in an interview with Women and Hollywood Magazine stated clearly that she is a proud feminist. In her words; “I’m a proud feminist who embraces her femininity. I feel sometimes women are made to feel self-conscious and ashamed of their womanhood.

“Perhaps like “Wonder Woman,” we may wake up one day to discover that it is our superpower, and then we would be unstoppable.

“History has shown that in almost every situation where a group of people or a demographic is being oppressed, it’s usually because the oppressors are threatened by the potential of the oppressed to be great.

“I’m happy women all over the world are discovering their superpower and turning “why me?” into “not me.”

Chimamanda Adichie

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She is a known feminist and has always preached this truth about her. Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie is one of the many Nigerian female feminists the country couldn’t be more proud of. The author who has a book titled ‘We should all be feminists’ had this to say in the book. “Some people ask: “Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?” Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general—but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would be a way of pretending that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded. It would be a way of denying that the problem of gender targets women.”

Yemi Alade

The singer in an interview with NAN stated clearly tthatshe is a feminist an anyone who can not respect her should get out of her face. In her words;

“I believe that there is that struggle for the females but I don’t believe that because of that struggle we should be sleeping at our posts. I believe that every challenge and opportunity is for you to overcome; a challenge is not to stop you,” she continued.

“So when you see the challenge, you rise above it; so any woman that is seeing this challenge and sitting at home and crossing her legs, she has decided to fail.

“No woman is living on an island with only females; if being a feminist means I strongly believe that the girl child can do just as well as the male child, then call me a feminist. But if that’s not it, then I’m not that.”

Chidinma Aaron

The former Miss Nigeria is also a proud feminist who never fails to let this known. Chidinma in an interview with Daily Trust Chidinma stated that the concept of feminism has been misconstrued in Nigeria. In her words; It is really not a difficult terrain to navigate because the feminist movement is not what most people perceive it to be, I feel it has been misconstrued a lot in current day Nigeria. Feminism in my own context would mean giving men and women opportunities for equal outcome.

It is not women going after men or trying to rub shoulders with any other gender; that’s not what it is about. We feel we need to get the word out on what feminism is all about. Feminism is something even the men should support.


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