Some weeks back, Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola-Salako, seemed to have overstepped her boundary when she tried to air her opinion in the controversial Gender Equality bill, which has been in the front burner for a while now.
The actress in her opinion, kicked against the bill stating that the role of a man and a woman is not the same as men are meant to be the head while women should submit to them.
But this not going down with many, she she was therefore given the necessary lashes by her critiques but rather than get angry, she smiled because she used them to make more money.
Foluke explained that while trying to drive home her point, she also used the opportunity to create crisis which worked out by attracting more followers to her and more money as a brand.
According to her while speaking with Punch, “The backlash is nothing to me, I just wanted to drive home a point. My own stand point is that of most reasonable women. Take for instance, Omotola Jalade has come a long way and she has been able to keep her home. It is just because she has a little bit of feminism in her. She has been able to balance her home and her career and that is why she has been successful. At the end of the day when people are talking, they should be able to think deeply and not just talk from the surface. The funny thing is that things like that increase my fan base. If there was no conflict, no one would go to my page to find out what is going on. It makes my account more active and the more the merrier for me. Don’t forget that I am a brand, when things like that happen, it is more money for me. It is an advantage to me. The reason I actually answered was because I wanted to create a crisis. When Foluke talks, everyone would want to know what is happening and that is what makes the world more interesting.”