Fame is not a compensation for poverty - Actress Sylvia Oluchy speaks on new photos of family with blue eyes

Fame is not a compensation for poverty - Actress Sylvia Oluchy speaks on new photos of family with blue eyes

- Just recently, a woman named Risiqot and her children trended on social media because of their unique blue eyes

- It was not long before the family gained the attention of people and a photographer made sure to do a good job showcasing their beautiful features

- The new transformation photos of Risiqot and her kids has gone viral and people have shared their opinions on it

- Actress, Sylvia Oluchy, did not seem too impressed and said that fame should not be the reward for their poverty because it creates a whole new reality for them that they might not be able to handle

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Fame and fortune have no doubt been on the wish list of many individuals without them considering how to maintain it and how to deal with the negative aspects.

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Social media has been very instrumental in making people become overnight stars and though it is commendable, some people also find it worrying.

Just recently, a young mother and her two kids gained attention on social media over their unique blue eyes. In no time, photographers reached out to them and captured them in new photos to highlight their special features.

After the photos went viral on social media, a Nollywood actress, Sylvia Oluchy, took to her Twitter page to react to the phenomenon of photographers giving fame to people as a reward for their poverty.

According to her, fame is not a reward and it is actually endured by some in exchange for living their dreams. The actress said that people who are truly famous had to go through a long period where they developed thick skins to the not so glamorous side of fame.

Sylvia said that throwing poor people into the spotlight is like throwing a baby into the deep end of a pool to teach them how to swim.

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Explaining further, the actress gave the example of the bread seller who went viral a few years ago, Jumoke Orisaguna, and how her illiteracy could not help her convert her newfound fame to anything substantial.

She added that the photographer who made her a public figure, TY Bello, could perhaps have helped her raise money to start a bakery.

Fame is not a compensation for poverty - Actress Sylvia Oluchy speaks on new photos of family with blue eyes

TY Bello made a bread hawker, Jumoke Orisaguna, famous after she mistakenly walked on set of a photoshoot with Nigerian-American rapper, Tinie Tempah. Photo: @tybello / IG.
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Sylvia then spoke about the woman with the blue eyes and said that helping someone would be worth if they actually helped them progress in things they actually do rather than giving them fame they cannot handle.

The actress said that these photographers should realise that if they want to help people, they should be ready to stay the course for at least five years and in that period mentor and teach them the business of monetizing their fame, if not it would have been pointless.

Sylvia said that fame is hard and that the glamour of it should not fool anybody. She added that those who sustain fame are those who really wanted it.

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See her tweets below:


Legit.ng had earlier reported on how Risiqot and her daughters were discovered.

A young Nigerian lady identified on Facebook as Alabi Rukayat Oyindamola took to the social networking site to recount how she met the young girls who had unique eyes.

According to her, she travelled to her hometown in Ilorin for the Eid celebration when she sighted the siblings. Rukayat said that their names are Kaosara and Hassanat. Hassanat happens to be a twin but her brother passed away due to lack of proper care.

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