Get­ting close to me will tell you I’m not con­tro­ver­sial –She­baby

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Ac­tress, Oluwaseyi Ariyo, aka She­baby, is re­garded as one of the con­tro­ver­sial per­son­al­i­ties in the Nige­rian en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try. How­ever, in a chat with She­baby stated that she was not con­tro­ver­sial but peo­ple had a wrong im­pres­sion about her. She said, “A lot of peo­ple be­lieve a lot of things. It is un­til they get re­ally close that they have a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of who I re­ally am.

“Con­tro­versy is a very strong word that con­fuses peo­ple about the real per­son you are. This way, you are the one that un­der­stands why you say and do some things. For me, I can’t change all these just be­cause I want to be ac­cepted by peo­ple. I am who I am and that can­not change. My be­liefs and opin­ions de­fine me and that rule my judg­ment about sit­u­a­tions and events. That is why peo­ple feel that I am con­tro­ver­sial.”

On why she some­times up­loads se­duc­tive pic­tures on so­cial me­dia, the ac­tress said, “I have not posted any se­duc­tive pic­tures in re­cent times. I wear what I am com­fort­able in, and cos­tumes while on stage. I al­ways pass pos­i­tive mes­sages and that is what’s im­por­tant to me. I love all parts of my body but my brain is my favourite.”

Speak­ing on her lat­est movie, Dark, Ariyo said, “I was look­ing for an ed­uca­tive story that won’t in­volve a large cast, and that would por­tray what is re­ally hap­pen­ing in our world to­day. The movie is su­perbly and emo­tion­ally in­trigu­ing. It paints a pic­ture of what a lot of peo­ple are go­ing through in their mar­riage. The lead char­ac­ter, Mofe, strug­gled to re­build her self-es­teem, ig­nite so­cial ac­cept­abil­ity, at­tain spir­i­tual re­cov­ery and ul­ti­mately re­store her bro­ken mar­riage.”

The ac­tress how­ever in­sisted that Dark was not in­spired by her own life story. “The sto­ry­line is not some­thing I have ex­pe­ri­enced. But a lot of peo­ple out there are in the mess. The movie is re­ally an eye-opener,” she said.

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