Ini Edo, an actress and mother who was involved in the production of the much-talked-about Shanty Town Movie, has finally responded to critics of the Nollywood series’ loud nudity.
This comes after Evangelist Mike Bamiloye, the founder of Mount Zion Ministries, took aim at Nigerian celebrities, particularly actors and actresses who promote nudity, romance, and other social vices in their films.
Responding to critics in a chat with BBC Pidgin, Ini Edo, who played ‘Inem’ in Shanty Town, explained that the movie couldn’t be shot without nude scenes because the story is about crime and prostitution.
According to her, it would be impossible to convey the movie’s message without including a sex scene.
Ini Edo went on to say that Shanty Town is a story about crime and prostitution, and such a story cannot be told without displaying nudity.
The actor stated that going naked was not done to degrade anyone, but rather to make the film appear more realistic.
The veteran actor also chastised the overemphasis placed on a woman’s body, urging people to see a woman’s body as a simple creation of God, devoid of strange reasonings.