“We accommodate a lot of things in Nigeria. These days, the normal has become abnormal” – Foluke Daramola-Salako

  • Foluke Daramola-Salako, a prominent Nollywood actress, has criticized Nigeria for becoming a dumping ground due to its economic issues and loss of values.
  • The movie star expressed dissatisfaction with the treatment of crossdressing issues in an interview with Punch.
  • Foluke expressed concern over Nigeria’s declining value system due to the government’s inaction.
“We accommodate a lot of things in Nigeria. These days, the normal has become abnormal" - Foluke Daramola-Salako

Foluke Daramola-Salako, a Nollywood actress, claims that Nigeria has become a dumping ground due to economic woes and a loss of values.

During an interview with Punch, the movie star expressed her disgust with how crossdressing matters are handled.

Foluke expressed sadness that Nigeria’s value system is fading as a result of the government’s inaction.

She said, “We accommodate a lot of things in Nigeria, and that has its good and bad sides. Many cross dressers have come among us, and we gave them a soft landing. These days, the normal has become abnormal; and vice-versa, just because Nigeria has become a dumping ground for a lot of things. Even when one decides to go one’s own way, one will just find out that one is alone, and people will not relate with one.

“It hurts me to see that our value system is dying. People no longer show love genuinely. Now, it is purely based on survival instinct. Many young stars in the country have to struggle to make a difference, because the government is not doing anything. There are many young Nigerians with brilliant ideas, and when they even take it to the government, they (government) would steal it. That is why Nigerians excel more when they are abroad. Every youth has to think of how to fend for themselves, and that is why the crime rate keeps increasing.”

Speaking about the recent outrage caused by her colleague, Eniola Ajao, awarding a controversial crossdresser, Idris Okuneye, also known as Bobrisky, the ‘best dressed female’ award at the premiere of her film, ‘Ajakaju’, Foluke stated that the producer was solely responsible for everything related to the film’s production and marketing, unlike in other countries.

She said, “What happened at the premiere was because Eniola was the only one thinking for herself. She sourced the money to shoot the movie, and spent so much on it. She also had to think of an advertisement platform. Meanwhile, in some other climes, there are different platforms to assist artists with different parts of production, especially advertising. After putting together such a movie, she (Ajao) still had to think of advertising, and that could be draining.”

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