Veteran Nollywood actress, Bimbo Akintola has given a rather unpopular opinion about Feminism.
The 51-year-old actress, in an exclusive interview with PremiumTimes, at a movie set in Lagos, said feminism is too toxic.
“My passion for the girl-child and the women does not make me a feminist; I am a humanist,” she said.
“I don’t like this feminist idea because I think there’s a focus on this wing of feminism that is extreme. It’s toxic. I don’t want to be part of that. I want us to realise that you care about humans if you say you are a humanist
Bimbo also spoke glowingly about the growth Nollywood has experienced over the years.
She said: “I think we are growing, change is constant, we have changed in terms of our technical know-how, we are taking more time, we are putting more effort into our movies, we are trying to make them perfect for the audience, that’s what has changed, we have evolved.”
“Comparing when I started my career till now, this industry has grown; at that time, the industry was only but a baby, and as a baby, I think we were crawling, and we also had great quality then, it was a much smaller industry, now its a much bigger industry with all sorts of people. It was easier to judge then because we had a small group of people, few actors and few producers, but now we have lots of people experimenting.”