Nollywood actress and ex-beauty queen Ibinabo Fiberesima has shared some eye-popping pictures to celebrate her 50th birthday today and interestingly many of her colleagues especially A-list ones, in the entertainment industry have totally shunned her.
They not only failed to publicly acknowledge her day by sharing photos of her on their social media pages but also failed to comment on the birthday posts she shared on Instagram.
Sharing photos of herself in a lingerie, the actress wrote “It’s my 50th birthday! Yaaay! And in a bid to appreciate my own beauty and while at it, feel utterly special without a care… I opted for lingerie. When was the last time you wore a lingerie? For yourself! It’s been a while for me and I used to love how lingerie made me feel; confident and empowered. Lately I’ve been in a funk, but all that means nothing as I reemerge a new, special me. And I feel so much better.
Hey ladies, lingerie doesn’t have to serve any intentional sexual purpose, so why don’t you wear it for yourself too and appreciate your own beauty. If you haven’t already got a special piece, try to get one! It rocks!”
And in another post, she wrote “With me I believe God has penned a masterpiece. For just as my victories to many bring peace. My pains for many does inspire. My personal challenges moving me a hundred feet higher. But through it all God’s hand has never left me, even now, from the darkest dungeons, through the crucibles and the perilous toss of the raging tempest, He has stood me on my feet for 50 seasons. And by His grace I shall stand for much more.”
“In 50 years I have discovered inalienable truths. Indeed… It is inconsequential what people think of me,
For GOD HAS ME FIRM IN HIS THOUGHTS! It is irrelevant how everyone perceives me,
I rather believe THE BEAUTY GOD SEES IN ME! It doesn’t matter what the world calls me,
But it means the world THAT GOD CALLS ME HIS FRIEND.”
Ibinabo has been in and out of jail for driving the vehicle that killed Dr Suraj Giwa along the Lekki-Epe express road in February 2006.
She was also sacked as president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos in 2015.
Her closeness to former President Goodluck Jonathan, however, gave several actors access to the State House.
She announced her defection from Jonathan’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in March 2019 to assist President Muhammadu Buhari “in his bid to move the nation forward.”
Ibinabo is the organiser of the Miss Earth beauty pageant in Nigeria.