Why I don’t want to be a feminist — Actress Bimbo Akintola

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Nollywood actress, Bimbo Akintola, has disclosed that feminism is a movement she never wants to be associated with.

The veteran actress shared her perspective in a recent interview with PremiumTimes where she said the toxicity of feminism repulsive to her/

In her words; “My passion for the girl-child and the women does not make me a feminist; I am a humanist.

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

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That means every individual: boy, girl, woman, man; everybody. My niche is the women and the girl child because there is so much to do concerning this issue in Nigeria.”

Bimbo Akintola was born on 5 May 1970 to a father from Oyo State and a mother from Edo State. She studied at Maryland Convent Private School in Lagos State. She proceeded to Command Day Secondary School, Lagos. She earned a degree in Theater Arts from University of Ibadan.

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