Stop linking all women’s achievements to men –Uche Elendu

Actress, Uche Elendu, says she finds it appalling that whenever a woman achieves anything, society often links it to a man.

In an interview with Sunday Scoop, she said, ‘’I don’t know why people don’t understand that women are now independent. Several times, false judgment has been made against me in that regard. Women work hard to make a name for themselves and they do not want to be swept under the carpet.

“Personally, I work so hard to be financially comfortable. But, despite my hard work, if I buy a car or a house, some people would still say, ‘Who is the man bankrolling her’? That is gender inequality and people do not understand that everybody is not the same. I remember that last year (October 2020 in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests) when I lost goods in my store, some persons were saying I stop crying because the alleged politician that bought it for me would stock my shop again.”

Elendu, who is a graduate of a theology school, noted that there were certain roles she would never be caught acting; not just because she is a Christian or pastor but because of her kind of person. She said, “Aside from Christianity, I have my personality which is partly a function of how I was brought up. That means there are some roles that are off-limits for me. There are certain characters I cannot portray in movies. I cannot go nude for anything because I do not dress scantily. I cannot do anything that society will frown at. I am supposed to be sending (positive) messages with my movies. Doing otherwise would mean that I am going against my personal ethics.”

Speaking on her current projects, the actress said, “I am currently working on a praise concert that will be held annually. It will be an avenue for Christians to praise God together and thank Him for a fruitful, eventful and successful year. Earlier in the year, I worked on three movie projects and by next year, they would be released.”

The actress also stated that she had ‘bounced back’ from the bitter experience she had when her shop. She said, “It was an awful and traumatic experience for me. God is the giver of all things and when one works for him, everything will work for one’s good. I am proud to say that I have bounced back from that experience and I am getting better by the day. I try to create a happy atmosphere wherever I am; not just for myself but for my fans and people who look up to me.”

SOURCE: THE PUNCH

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