The drama around Adesua Etomi’s Vogue cover continues to unfold. Tosin Silverdam is referred to as ignorant and insecure, while Belinda Effah is called a Z-list actress! Get the full gist here
Tosin Silverdam, a writer based in the Northern part of Nigeria, has called Belinda Effah a Z-list actress after she reproved him for criticizing Adesua Etomi’s Vogue cover.
The Nollywood actress, who also runs a food business in Lagos, criticized Tosin for holding Adesua's huge milestone in disdain.
According to her, it doesn't matter if Adesua was made up to look darker than normal, as this doesn't stop her from being black. The makeup, she insisted, was some sort of artistic representation. She went further to say that Tosin was just an attention seeker with no achievements.
Read her lengthy post below:
Tosin didn't let this slide. He responded by calling Belinda a Z-list actress, even as Adesua thanked her fellow actress for standing up for her.
“I actually wanted to ignore this but the pettiness in me wouldn’t allow me to let it fly,” he wrote. “So a Z-list actress called @belindaeffah decided to write an epistle about me. That epistle clearly showed she’s overly ignorant. So this actress really has time, to the extent of dedicating a whole post about me on her page. You said I should ignore and mind my business, please are you practicing what you preached? Who invited you? What’s your business? Are you @adesuaetomi?”
Read his full response below:
Perhaps if this Vogue cover involved an African American, Americans wouldn't have been quiet about it or celebrated it. When Kim Kardashian had on a darker shade of makeup to sell her makeup line, critics tore her apart and she had to render an apology. Now, this is happening in Nigeria and people are probably too blinded by the 'white man syndrome' to notice that making Adesua darker on that cover is unacceptable.
What are your thoughts? Are people too blinded by the white man syndrome to the faults of Adesua Etomi’s Vogue cover?