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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Actress Belindah Effa Replies Handle Who Says Adesua Etomi Looked Like A Slave On Vogue Cover

Actress Belinda Effah stood up for her Colleague Adesua Etomi when an Instagram handle went South on her Vogue Magazine cover.....













This is what the Handle said....


78 comments:

  1. Why do people spend so much time analysing other people's success?

    If only that time could be invested in self improvement....Well, to each his own....

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  2. They didn't do justice to her

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  3. Please that cover is not flattering at all. I couldn't recognize Adesua . I had to go to her handle to be sure it was her. Her skin tone was altered to look darker. To what end? If they wanted a dark skinned actress they could have gone for other options available. The fact that Adesua sees nothing wrong with this because it's 'vogue is a problem itself. The writer just pointed out the truth. Shame on vogue! Shame on Adesua for accepting such a cover!Shame!Shame!Shame!

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    1. I totally agree with you. We want to be so accepted by the west that we accept crumbs from the table.

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    2. Shame on you as well. Gosh! Some people are pathetic. Biko! Which magazine cover have you graced? Please face your life and how to make things better for yourself. My goodness, you are just despicable. If one is to look you up, I am sure we would be astonished to find out that you cannot stand on the same pedestal as Adesuwa.

      By the way, I am not Adesuwa neither am I a celebrity.

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    3. All I'm saying...
      Shame on her!

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    4. We really need to work on our manner of criticism,and also our level of vanity, so if someone appears in vogue that makes the person a success + not everyone will be an eagle, someone will be chickens and that's not bad,let's allow everyone to be free and respected in our society, I hear people say "common gateman" etc yet we wonder why people in places of authority steal us blind.

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    5. Jay u get point
      Honestly when I first came across this cover, I saw it as unflattering. It’s not even about the skin tone alteration. Her pose doesn’t even look natural. Her positioning looks like an afterthought.
      Most people see it as rep for her to be on the cover of Vogue but does that mean she should accept this gross misrepresentation?
      Well, when you know you don’t merit a thing, you take it however it comes and chant ‘grace’
      Wherever mehn, whatever.

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    6. But she does look like a slave!!!

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  4. Lady T/worth more than a thousand dollars19 March 2019 at 10:25

    I have a question. How do slaves look like? Cos I don't see it in Adesua. I see a group of ladies. One slightly dark but all beautiful ladies. Who are different and looking very nice and different.

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    1. Look up you will see how slaves look like. Make una dey talk true abeg. E no fine at all.

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  5. Adesua on that cover is an achievement. That hater should be there spilling nonsense. Only God knows where the direction of her own life is at the moment. People are doing great things and expanding and getting international recognition. she is there doing monitoring spirit. Village people at work on her head.

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    1. Every small thing hate. Someone can't be honest again? Y'all just shut it abeg

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  6. That's the truth..
    Blame the magazine..
    She's prettier than this.

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    1. You mean the truth is that because she seems darker than the rest on that cover,therefore she looks like a slave?

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    2. No. It's actually that they altered her looks generally. If she's the person they really wanted, then they shd have just left her as she is.

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  7. She's still beautiful whether black or white

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  8. She doesn’t look like a slave here. All of them have the same theme. People should stop criticising. Babe is cashing out.
    Erm, but Belinda, why do you write like this? All your first letters in caps?

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  9. She is absolutely correct. The picture of Adesua does not look good.

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  10. Lupita complained on a cover where her skin was lightened, and her Afro changed, and people backed her up and it was a huge uproar.

    So why is someone stating the obvious now deemed a hater? Na wa for una.

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    1. Lupita knows her worth, adesua obviously doesn't.

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    2. Belinda please shut up. this is clearly not your fight. shey You want to use adesua to shine ni? when it was your time you refused to work on your acting skill. oya carry your load come and be going. shior!

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    3. I don't even get it. Nigerians don't like hearing the truth, when you have differing opinions it's hate

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    4. Not just Nigerians. Ppl in general. They want to be molly-cuddled and fed lies.

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  11. Truth be tol,i didnt rdidnt recognise her too, any time I see this cover it reminds me of lupita Nyongos 12 years of slavery

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  12. Can't people pass a point across with being uncouth? Was there any need for disparaging comments? Why the comparison with other actresses?

    What a vile, bitter, uncivilised woman. From her comment it's obvious her brain is full of used diapers and rat droppings.

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  13. That person can still nicely say oh Adesua you are more beautiful than they portrayed you. What's with the slave thing??? Rude people oshi!!

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  14. U know the thing wrong here is the <level of inferiority complex we engulf ourselves with. Thats why we'r always quick to indentify flaws in contents like this...

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  15. Thank you Belinda. The call out was totally uncalled for.

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  16. Well I think the handle has a point, adesua is actually finer than this, she looks almost like an afterthought, nothing flattering about the picture. Though it is a feat, a big one but I believe she could have been made to look better. I love adesua all the same. Congrats girl, banky got good eyes

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  17. Truth be told, she doesn't look like her self in that magazine cover. They intentionally darkened her complexion.

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  18. The person featured was excited and didn't complain about her edited skin tone,wetin come be my own?
    Let's move on pls.

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  19. Belinda should sit her backside down and stop seeking cheap attention.

    She's trying too hard to be noticed and she couldn't even spell the word "quiet" correctly.

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  20. Nothing new. Blacks will be made to be ermmmm black. Every black person like to make herself look more european but when put on european magazine, they will find you a curly wig and darker skin shade, to make you look ermmmmmm ...black. Most people arr just happy they got on the cover and dont complain, sorry thats the way it is. If you get on Ebony magazine, you can look lighter than the sun...but european based magazine that appeals to more whites? They will put you to your natural look, which is black. I dont know if that should be considered slave but that is just saying slaves are bad looking. They are black people and they are beautiful, irrespective of their situation.

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    1. But can she not ask to be her tone of black?
      Black isn't always black black, Ihuoma Linda, Adaeze Yobo, Anna Banner etc are all beautiful black women, irrespective of their skin tone. Are you saying they can't be featured on Vogue as black women?
      Why didn't Vogue reach out to Yvonne Jegede, Genevieve and their likes?
      Oh i get, they are probably too black to be on vogue. Lol
      It is either Vogue wants to feature black people or not, but altering a person's skin tone to fit their definition of black is crazy.

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    2. You are right, they are crazy and you can do nothing about it.

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    3. There is nothing wrong with her,if dis people u mentioned stand with d white people they will also look dark

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  21. Eziokwu bu Ndu...gwa Zia ndi yard unu

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  22. My attention was particularly drawn to the lady that featured prominently in the magazine cover. Her name is LÊa Seydoux. She's a French model and actress. Her sojourn into Nollywood began when she played a one scene act only in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds in 2009. She then played another prominent role in Mission Impossible 4(Ghost Protocol) in 2011 and Her most recent role which put her on the Hollywood map was her being the Bond girl in the recent James Bond franchise "Spectre".......
    Now,where am I driving at with this? Our very own Adesua's achievements CANNOT be compared to any of the models used on the cover of this magazine because she hasn't achieved anything significant in her career. Truth be told,Adesua CAN'T act. She just has a pretty face and that's where it ends. Nothing more.

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    1. You are too blind to see Adesua's achievements.
      She's not the most talented actress, but so is Omotola and Genevieve but y'll hype them all the time.
      Let Adesua be, the people who genuinely love her notices her efforts...

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    2. Your last paragraph 👌👌👌 but these morons in their usual fashion, will come for your jugular calling you a hater

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    3. Thank you!!! My thoughts exactly. That cover sucks. She looked as if she was left out. She didn't stand out, as if she was pushed to the background. None of her features were prominent at all. I don't think she deserved that cover based on achievements. What are her achievements? Let's say the truth. Compared to others, her achievements are like a drop of water in the ocean.

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    4. Thank you! Cristicism comes off as hate in this part of the world so get ready for them to come insulting you.
      Adesua was Lucky to her this cover, I don’t even know how they gave it to her but it seems they didn’t do their research on African actresses. They just got any black person and put on the cover for diversity reasons. Genevieve should’ve been the one on that cover

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    5. @ Nwa nlecha: you're right. Genevieve would have been a better choice.

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  23. How many of us think that these actresses are behind these so called trolls so they can reply them and get noticed. is it possible that Belinda asked that woman to write that so she could reply and be perceived as a good person hmmm. I fear who no fear una

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  24. In trying to defend Adesua, the person used the wrong words and was condescending in her comment. She might not have recognised Adesua at first glance and needed to go to her page to make sure but I did.

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  25. You don't care about the color of your skin but what flow in them...Does black blood flow in you? Black people with their racial slurs. Blood flows in every one where black or white. You all should go take several seats in an empty stadium. Z list actors everywhere.

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  26. Unfortunately, the Tosin person is right and said what many people couldn't say for fear of being labelled bad belle.

    This doesn't look like Adesua on the cover at all. Even "Genevieve" magazine has better and more realistic-looking pics of Adesua on the cover. Then, it's Vogue that'll do this nonsense. This is an insult, not glory.

    Every magazine EIC with a brain will tell you that we research the heck out of a subject before we put them on a cover; it's that big a deal. But Adesua said she got there to begin telling them about "Wedding Party". Now, if they didn't know about "Wedding Party" which is the biggest (at least by hype standards) movie that Adesua has done till date, what did they know? Nothing. They must have Googled "famous African actress" and Adesua must have come up. She's pretty, a good actress, then her marriage to Banky made her one of the most talked about actresses of 2017/18. They called her husband, an actor! Banky that just started acting? They erased all the work Banky has done musically since how many years ago, and said he's an actor - knowing full well that people won't find much.

    What people don't understand is that every EIC has an agenda. Look at where they put her. On the far left. That's the worst place to put anything. Why? Cos (except in Arabic writings, I believe) we read from left to right. Meaning that we focus more on what's on the right. Think of all your favourite magazines - where does your eye automatically go? Anywhere but the left.

    Then, they did this unfortunate thing to her skin. This was deliberate darkening of a naturally light-skinned woman, to fit in with the agenda that the EIC had. This is not even pigmenting by a tone or two. This is a very different woman that they just inserted on the cover "for the culture". If they wanted with a clean conscience to go with a really dark actress, Ms Nnaji was the obvious choice. That Belinda Effah doesn't see anything wrong with darkening Adesua's skin like this, or interpretes Tosin's observations as beef - is very unfortunate. I used to think Belinda has sense.

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    1. Thank you. You said everything I wanted to say. In terms of achievements, they left out good African actresses that merited that cover. People who broke boundaries with their works..Stephanie Okereke, Genevieve and some others, are actresses that would have given the world a better insight to the African movie industry

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    2. Are you a woman? U are so intelligent, i want to be your friend.

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    3. God bless you dear.
      You’re so different from the majority of women on this blog. Very intelligent you are

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  27. This made me remember an episode of black-ish were Diane was made so black in her class photo and her parents were so furious about it.
    Oyibo people must find a way to add that black 'tag' to Africans
    Truth be told, this is a very unflattering of Adesua, I could barely recognise her at first glance.
    But being on Vogue's cover is an achievement so let's just dwell on the achievement.

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  28. I dont know what the whole fuzz is about sha but normally when a really fair person from Africa stands in the midst of caucasians it is only normal that she would look a bit darker

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  29. Who is this one saying rubbish?
    The style of this shoot shows carelessly placed hair, with flowers and light makeup on ALL THE WOMEN. If I recall, this is the grecian look. None of them is smiling, None of them has tracks or extensions on, none of them has heavy makeup (google the other women on the red carpet and see) The style of the shoot was used for everyone. So what is it??!!
    If Adesua was the girl at the back with a strong face and her whole chest showing, people will still talk that she looks like a lion rising out of a cave in Africa.
    Take a selfie with a caucasian and see hw dark you instantly look. And even if they made her darker, it is to show the different races on the cover - see asian by the right side. Abeg they should free her. If they have any issues they should be tagging vogue magazine in their rants, NOT Adesua. Doesnt voguemagazine have a handle?

    All this plenty makeup and caking of hair and wig we do for photoshoot, its not very flattering to the average white man's eye and they dont consider it as real beauty. Why do you think oyibo men like marrying the african girls with afro and bushy brows? Why do you think runway models usually have makeup that makes them look barefaced?

    On comparison, When Omotola got on Times 100, even I was like: who?? 🤷đŸŊ‍♀️ but that thing on her resume raised her rep till today. Was she really a global big deal at the time? NO! But she put her best foot foward and they acknowledged her. Genny did same for her movie on Netflix and tbh, her style has been featured on Vogue before -years ago. Anyone in the industry, who feels that they are can do it better, should send in their applications and rest. When you dont and someone now does it and you decide to criticize, you need to check yourself.

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    1. You just got a fan...you so intelligent. I love that paragraph about oyinbo's perception of black beauty. They love us Black and natural...a rich millionaire oyinbo man will marry an 'ugly' natural black woman over the bleached made-up fake African because to them, that isnt black beauty. See blacks fighting over someone putting your skin tone on front page, you complaining. Our self esteem is 0 abeg, Adesua can be yellow more than the sun, she is still black, even mixed race aunty meghan markle, bleached to look white, she is still considered black. Embrace una color and be happy. Una hear

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    2. You say you are proudly feminist and gave a demeaning statement that Meghan Markle bleached her skin to look white, where you there when she did it?

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    3. U just speak my mind

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    4. So why didn't they go straight out and get the sort of 'black beauty' they were looking for. Why select Adesua only to alter her colour and looks. Isn't that also faking looks? Light skinned blacks can look darker beside Caucasians but not to the degree in that picture, pls. Adesua's colour was definitely altered.

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  30. First of all, that cover is bland as hell. They all look boring, not just Adesua and Vogue has been tired of late.

    Adesua Etomi is not an iconic Nollywood actress but she's the closest we 've got now and she's young. This is a big feat for her so let's celebrate her not put her down by saying she not a good actress COS SHE IS..just not Genevieve or Nse Etim good.

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    1. @ Perxian: let's be honest, Adesua can't act.

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  31. Adesuwa looks a little darker than her usual social media picture shade. Which maybe as a result of filters ,editing, & so many other factors. Some pure African blood with light skin colour when placed beside a white lady's skin tone usually doesn't stand close in comparison cos they are two different shades entirely. I don't see how that makes her look like a slave on Vogue's cover.
    The way this writer wrote those things is just off point, what profit is it to Vogue to make her look like a slave? they rather not have her there in the first place. So because Lupita voiced out about some cover making her look light, so Adesuwa should do same? There isn't any case here. People are just finding fault where there is none.
    Can we just celebrate the feat & stop finding unnecessary faults?

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    1. The Lupita that voiced out nko, how many covers has she graced since then? You people want Adesuwa to use her hands to spoil God's grace in her life. Dear Susu, world people are bad oo, nobody really send you, truly. Better press IGNORE buttons everywhere you see these kind of posts, you hear? All na haters! Wetin be color? shebi they didnt change her name too? abi didnt she still cash out from this? She has being recognized and honored internationally, y'all should take several seats back and chill.

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  32. My own opinion is Vogue magazine should have used a black actress with a black skin colour instead of editing Adesuwa's skin colour. We like celebrating mediocrity. What's special about Vogue magazine. If it's Ebony magazine this cover won't have generated a media attention.

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  33. The cover is ugly and she does look inferior compared to the rest.

    Anonymous x

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    1. So u mean black is inferior, omg you Nigerians are dangerous in your thinking

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    2. Please don't be stupid at no point did I make mention of her being dark to equate to inferiority. Her demeanor and the way she seems to be pushed to the back is what made her look inferior there.

      Take your time before jumping into conclusion so you won't come off as stupid!

      Anonymous X

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  34. Adesuwa's complexion was not altered, the picture was not just over filtered and they were not heavily made up. As for the picture positioning, Adesuwa was in the best spot, it helped her to hide her bump. Besides, those other ladies are bigger stars because they have accomplished greater feats. Blacks just scream racism for no justifiable reason when most of them are racists and tribal bigots. A Nigerian king posted that a white man was his umbrella carrier but got no bashing, if it was a white man,you will all go for his jugular.

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  35. I honestly don't agree with the writer's condescending notes on Adesua, she's good at what she does and most important is the fact that she strives to get better. But, honestly, can we drop our neocolonialist mindset for a while and see that she was obviously darkened, and that is all shades of wrong.
    Now I don't care if she was placed mid centre, or if she deserved a spot(cos as you can see, she got the spot, and I call that grace), but please, her skin was tampered with and it's all shades of wrong!
    It's her concern if she wishes to swallow it so, but it doesn't change the fact that she was tampered with.

    Now for all these people saying "if you fair like pepper, and stand close to Caucasians.." blah blah blah, please open your eyes and stop playing blind.

    And for those saying whites prefer us black like under the bed, are you saying that there's something wrong with being a light skinned black girl? Simply because whites like you like that? Now lemme ask you, why should what they think of you become a yardstick for measuring your blackness?

    However wrong I think all of the darkening to be, as long as the person there likes herself there, vogue is good to go!

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  36. please people look at the sad eyes...that's what makes her look like a slave, not her tone. she looks so intimidated.

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    1. Oh please, that is just part of the look and within the concept of the shoot. This attempt to confine African beauty to one particular 'look' is, nevertheless, narrow-minded and smacks of deep-rooted insecurity on the part those who do so. They would have just let Adesua be herself. Did they imagine she would outshine the lot? It's not like they were advertising complexion cream.

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