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Ivie Okujaye speaks on colorism in Nollywood

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Nollywood actress, Ivie Okujaye has divulged her disgust at movie producers who are perpetrators of colorism in the movie industry.

 

The actress took to her Twitter handle recently to address comments she gets about her skin tone when invited for jobs.

 

“Sometimes these filters tend to make us look lighter. But nah, on ground I’m blackkkkk. So pls know this before calling me up for a job and then saying “oh, you’re much darker than I thought”. Nagode,” Okujaye tweeted.

 

ALSO READ: Susan Peters narrates the effect of colorism in Nollywood

 

Equally important, Ivie Okujaye Egboh is a Nigerian actress, producer, scriptwriter, dancer, singer and activist.

 

In 2009 she participated and won the Amstel Malta Box Office reality TV show.

 

She is sometimes called little Genevieve because she resembles actress Genevieve Nnaji.

 

In other news, Nigerian transvestite, Bobrisky spoke about colorism in Beverly Naya’s documentary titled ‘Skin’, the effeminate maverick revealed that he regretted ever bleaching his skin.

 

He mentioned that he would love to return to his dark complexion.

 

Read what he said below;

If I can change something about myself, it will be going back to my skin colour as Idris Okuneye. Now, I’m Bobrisky and light skinned but it is stressful being light skinned and maintaining the complexion. Before I rub the cream, toner, cream my ankle, legs, knuckles and toes, it is stressful being a daily affair.

 

In recent years, the issue of colorism has remained a controversial topic in the Nigerian movie industry. Producers and cinematographers have been accused of preferring light complexion thespian to their darker skinned colleagues.

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