Martha Ehinome

Martha Ehinome Advocates for Gender Equality and Diverse Women’s Stories in Nollywood

Martha Ehinome, a multifaceted talent known for her role as Tumininu “Tumi” Kuti in the Showmax original drama series “Wura,” recently shared her insights on gender equality and the portrayal of women’s realities in Nollywood.

In an exclusive interview with BellaNaija for International Women’s Month, Ehinome discussed her character in “Wura” and the qualities she admires about Tumi, emphasizing her determination, strength, and integrity.

Martha Ehinome
Martha Ehinome

Reflecting on International Women’s Day, Ehinome highlighted the importance of supporting women to reach their full potential and breaking stereotypes that limit their opportunities for growth and success. She emphasized the significance of investing in women, removing roadblocks, and providing avenues for them to flourish.

Ehinome expressed admiration for women who defy societal barriers and mentioned filmmaker Jade Osiberu and actress Issa Rae as sources of inspiration for their resilience and courage in pursuing their passions.

Martha Ehinome
Martha Ehinome

Offering advice to aspiring women in the film industry, Ehinome encouraged preparedness, perseverance, and a genuine love for the craft, emphasizing that success requires hard work and consistency.

Regarding her experience filming “Wura,” Ehinome shared the enriching journey of portraying Tumi’s emotional depth and the challenges she faced, highlighting the opportunity to sharpen her acting skills and immerse herself fully in the character’s narrative.

Martha Ehinome
Martha Ehinome

Looking ahead, Ehinome articulated her desire to see Nollywood produce more stories that challenge biases surrounding women’s realities, advocating for the power of art to shape societal perceptions and promote gender equality.

As Ehinome continues to champion diversity and inclusion in Nollywood, her voice adds to the growing chorus advocating for greater representation and empowerment of women in the Nigerian film industry.

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