Actress Omowunmi Dada recounts early days in Nigerian movie industry – See details

Dark-skinned Nollywood actress Omowunmi Dada recounts early days in the Nigerian film industry, describing a time when light-skinned actors “got all the attention,”  glamsquad reports 

She stated this in a recent Channels TV interview.

Omowunmi Dada recounts early days
Omowunmi Dada recounts early days

“When I first started acting, for example, most of the roles went to yellow ladies. I mean, if you are either really fair [in completion], which has caused many actors to change their skin tones, or if you are half-cast. Aside from that, you will not be cast in [important] parts.

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“But for people like us who stood our ground and let our talent shine, it took time but right now we’re shining. Everybody is going for brown skin girls. Most importantly, because the whole world has started to accept our brown skin, our industry definitely you will see more brown skin girls ruling the screen right now. So, yeah, brown skin is winning except you are naturally fair, you know,” she said.

The actress emphasised the importance of skincare, stressing that healthy skin helps you glow and look beautiful and productive

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