Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Venita Akpofure has taken to social media to warn fans against comparing her to childless young women.
In a series of tweets, the actress asked people to stop comparing her with their favorite stars, especially the young women who haven’t had kids yet.
The mother of two, who expressed her frustration with the constant comparisons, said she has been in the entertainment industry for over ten years to be compared with newcomers.
Venita Akpofure said, “Don’t allow my youthful appearance to place me in or on tables that I have shattered & graduated from. I am gracefully in my own lane. A VERSATILE talent that has worked across different genres of media at national/international standards . one of the RARE faces to cross thru ALL fields of Creative Industries Music,TV, Film AND Billboards. I said ALL!
“Stop comparing me to young women who haven’t had kids or not even invested up to 5years in my industry. It’s very annoying. I’m a MIDDLE AGED MOTHER of TWO. And I have a show reel that spans a decade while some of ur faves were still in secondary school. 🙏🏽
“Respectfully I have over ten years in this industry. Pls stop comparing me where I simply don’t need to compete or have competition. None of whom you compare to or with me have even gone through the full cycle of womanhood. I am EVERGREEN 🙏🏽
“Before Fame became a sport for clout, when City People Newspaper was tha thing! While people where on Hi5 and while we were still swapping BlackBerry Pins. I was that girl. Now I’m that Woman. And I’m living my dreams by doing what I love and living from it. 🙏🏽 please stop.
“I hate the comparisons it’s unnecessary energy. Allow people to have their individual appeals in peace. Stop drumming tension. Stop measuring women against each other. Beauty and Talent is always individual and God given. Every woman is a book on her own.Celebrate them in peace.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Nigerian artist, Terry G had also warned Nigerians to stop comparing him to his junior colleague, Portable, in the music industry.