Nollywood actress, Zainab Balogun has taken to Instagram to throw a subtle shade a few hours after her colleague, Ruth Kadiri called out the organizers of the the Eko Star film and TV awards.
According to Ruth, the organizers of the awards intentionally ignored her because she does not belong to a particular clique in the Nollywood industry and also because the film industry is controlled by women.
In her words;
“I am a filmmaker. I am a woman. I am a hard-working woman. I have faced the struggles every woman/filmmaker has faced. Did my name at any point pop up yes, but because I do not belong to a click? Yet again, I have been overlooked will not be pressured. I will keep working hard. @lagosstategovt @moabudu @ijayonah @nifsummit thanks for overlooking me and congrats to everyone who got recognized.”
Taking to her Instagram page to indirectly throw a subtle shade at Ruth, Zainab Balogun wrote;
“Yesterday was emotional. I don’t know how we all didn’t burst into tears I think it’s fair to say we need a monthly summit. God knows I LOVE acting. Absolutely love it with every bone in my body yet being a Nigerian female creative can be SO tiring. I have stories for days!!!! It’s so easy to feel overlooked when you go against the grain. Yesterday I was honored along with a room full of talented women who are simply doing their best and moving the needle effortlessly. Thank you for seeing us! @lagosstategovt @moabudu and @ijayonah As it was perfectly said, our work has just started Congratulations to all the winners #Actress #womeninfilm #ekostarfilmtvawards”