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“I’ll Like to See More Stories Correcting Biases Around Women’s Realities” – Martha Ehinome

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In “Wura,” a Showmax authentic drama collection, Martha Ehinome performs Tumininu “Tumi” Kuti, a defiant daughter who stands towards all odds within the face of adversity. She stars alongside Yomi Fash Lanso, Carol King, Scalert Gomez, Ego Iheancho, and Ropo Ewenla.

Martha Ehinome wears many artistic hats. She is a educated actor from the Division of Theatre Arts, on the College of Ibadan, majoring in performing and speech. Except for performing, she enjoys images, singing and exploring new locations. She was additionally in Africa Magic’s telenovela “Riona” as ‘Esanjumi’ and in “Expensive Bayo” for which she acquired two BON (Better of Nollywood) award nominations.

For Worldwide Girls’s Month, she talks about her function in “Wura” – a collection concerning the secret lives of Wura Amoo-Adeleke, a ruthless iron woman – in an unique interview with calabargist. She additionally talks about the ladies who encourage her and her perspective on the importance of Worldwide Girls’s Month.

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Hello Martha! What have been you as much as on Worldwide Girls’s Day? 

This will likely in all probability be a disappointing reply, however I used to be indoors all day.

It was very good seeing the celebration of ladies on my timeline although; ladies lifting one another and placing out quite a lot of positivity.

You play the function of Tumi in “Wura.” Let’s speak about her. What are the qualities you admire about her?

From the beginning of the collection, we see her in a scenario the place she inherits a lot duty. She has a really decided thoughts. She works laborious and holds her head excessive wherever she is, no matter her social standing. She exudes power and integrity and that’s very admirable.

The theme of Worldwide Girls’s Day is Investing in Girls: Speed up Progress. It’s about supporting ladies to achieve their full potential. What does that imply to you?

Fortunately, some ladies are reaching nice issues regardless of the constraints positioned on ladies. Sadly, not all ladies are lucky sufficient to have these tales. There are stereotypes and narratives which have put too many ladies in bins, limiting them. 

The theme of this yr ‘Investing in Girls’ is principally eradicating roadblocks, pouring into them, supporting them to achieve their full potential, and giving them room to bloom.

Who’re some sturdy ladies (well-known or not) who encourage you in your on a regular basis life? Give them a loving shoutout in case they learn this

I’ll begin with ladies who each day, are preventing no matter system it’s that’s attempting to carry them down; whether or not it’s of their workplaces, their households or out on the streets. These ladies are my heroes.

Extra pointedly, Jade Osiberu is a girl I completely respect for the standard of her work and all that she has put in in the middle of her journey. I’ve additionally come to deeply admire Issa Rae for her braveness in doing issues for herself whether or not or not the world was prepared to provide her a platform.

Any recommendation for different ladies on the market? Particularly these aspiring to pursue a profession within the movie business

My recommendation can be to return ready. Not essentially as a result of they’re feminine however as a result of it takes laborious work, perseverance, consistency, and nice love for the craft to actually hold round. It’s not all glitz and glam.

That being stated, I may also enthusiastically urge them to return. There’s all the time house for creativity and newness in any business.

Did something particular occur whereas filming “Wura” that made you are feeling much more highly effective as an actress, particularly when bringing Tumi’s journey to life?

Tumi went by way of a really big selection of feelings as so many issues occurred to her by way of her journey within the collection. It’s the widest scope of feelings I’ve ever needed to play with a singular character, in order that was enjoyable.

I’m joyful I used to be capable of pour a lot into her and be true to who she was as a lot as I may. So, sure, I consider it additional sharpened my expertise and enriched me extra as an actor.

What progress would you prefer to see Nollywood make in direction of gender equality within the coming years?

I wish to see extra tales correcting biases round ladies’s realities. Now we have that energy as artists, and it’s crucial that it’s aggressively used to shift folks’s mindsets and higher society.

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