My own feminism is just human rights, Genevieve Nnaji, veteran Nigerian actress has said.
Nnaji, who spoke as a guest speaker at the recently held London School of Economics Africa Summit in London, said feminism is human rights which give her the ability to make choices on her own terms.
Her words: My own feminism is just human rights. I’m a woman who has rights to her own choices; I can do whatever I want whenever I want. It’s just that simple if I were a man it would be the same thing,” Nnaji said.
“At the end of the day I was born alone, I’m going to die alone, I breathe alone. So I definitely have the right to how I want to live my life, and as a woman, the fact of the matter is no one needs to tell me otherwise.”
On September 7, 2018, her directorial debut ‘Lionheart’ was acquired by online streaming service Netflix making it the first Netflix original film from Nigeria.
The movie had its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.