Adesua Etomi, actress, mum of one and wife of singer, Banky Wellington, has clarified why she has been settling for simple appearances and rocking cornrows to public functions for some time now.
Kemi Filani recalls that Adesua Etomi received knocks on social media over her ‘extremely’ casual appearance at the wedding of movie producer and director, Kemi Adetiba which was held in Lagos on Saturday, April 24, 2022.
Adesua Etomi turned up at the occasion with a naturally weaved hair into cornrows and a simple net-like kimono which can almost pass for a bathrobe or PJ, on an armless pant set designed by Mai Atafo; an appearance many of her fans did not fancy.
One Joana wrote “How will you carry corn rolls abi na all back them the call am to person wedding, Adesua I wasn’t expecting this one oo”
One Tima wrote “Maybe she is in charge of serving the drinks. She was going for the natural look but didn’t do it. Not the time and place. Her hair is a mess, her dress is too casual… how do you attend a wedding looking like that, a woman of her status”
Now defending her appearance, Adesua Etomi via Instagram moments ago explained that she is holding it down for simple girls.
Read her lengthy post below:
“I’ve been wearing cornrows a lot lately on purpose. I feel like my most authentic self when i wear braids, plaits or when I wear my hair out. If you’ve followed me closely, you’d know what I mean. You’d know this isn’t new.
In general, I believe in keeping it simple. Whether it’s from my clothes, to my hair, to my lifestyle.
So I, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, am out here, holding it down for the simple girls.
The ones who rock cornrows, the minimalists…
I hope you look at me and feel pride KNOWING that these rows our ancestors wore are still a thing to be proud of. I hope you see me and rocks yours with pride if you want to but above all, may you know that you are more than your hair no matter how you choose to wear it and more than your clothes, no matter what styles you choose to wear.
I do this for the girls deemed ‘too simple’. There is not a single thing wrong with simplicity. We may be ‘simple’ but there is not a single thing simple about us. Raise your glass if you are a SG.
Saying this so you stop questioning who you are. Embrace it. It’s ok to be yourself. It’s more than ok, It’s great.
Ps. This song felt more appropriate.
Pps. I’m definitely a millennial. The number of times I’ve had to post and repost this proves it. Gosh.
Ppps I will still wear wigs when I feel like it sha”