Popular Nigerian actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington has raised concern over oppression on social media platforms.
With the evolution of the internet and the use of social media platforms, the world has become so accustomed to the life lived on social media.
Aside from the fact that social media platforms are used to connect with people around the world, the platforms are also used for business purposes. Businesses have grown and become more profitable due to the benefits gained from platforms like Instagram and Facebook.
Even celebrities have used different platforms to reach out to their fans and create content that fans love to see. This could be the reason why the number of followers gained on a page is important.
But, like everything good, there would always be a side effect to it. Social media platforms that have raised a lot of good have also raised so many bad such as, cyber bullying, fake life, peer pressure, giving minors access to inappropriate things and many more.
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The 31-year-old Nollywood actress also said social media validation is one of the many problems affecting people through social media.
The actress noted that this generation has become a generation of people getting validation based on the number of followers they have.
Etomi-Wellington stated that people now abuse others based on the number of followers they have and also validate people based on that.
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She wrote: "Welcome to this generation, where people can now abuse you based on the number of followers you have. E.g "see her/him...she/he doesn't even have up to 500k followers." Like...I mean...but wait...see ehn? Followers! Is that now what validates us?"
We live in a time where the number of followers you have determines the number of people you can reach business wise on social media. But, it is important for people to remember that this does not validate ones worth or the quality of what they have to say or sell.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that actress Uche Jombo also dropped some comments about new actors being rude to people in the movie industry.
Jombo stated that young talents love to insult veterans in the industry by telling them they are getting old. She challenged fans to maintain their talent and relevance for over 15 years.
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