“I Love Beads”: Actress Abimbola Otu Speaks On Fashion Accessories, Career Stereotypes, Other Issues

  • Actress and percussionist Abimbola Otu has shared what influences her fashion sense as a theatre practitioner
  • In an interview with Legit.ng, she also spoke about the stereotypes of being a theatre practitioner
  • She also opened up on what her favourite fashion accessory is, adding that her style is dynamic

Nigerian actress, costumier, and percussionist Abimbola Otu has opened up on what inspires her sense of fashion.

Abimbola Otu wears black dress
Abimbola Otu shows style in a black dress. Image credit: @otuabimbola
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The role interpreter who was formerly with a popular theatre group, Crown Troupe of Africa, spoke about the perceptions people have about her as a theatre practitioner, and her love for beads, in an interview with Legit.ng.

Abimbola shares her fashion influence

According to the actress, her mood affects what she wears and her style is not static. She said:

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“I wear my mood most of the time and other times, I wear what suits the event. Usually, my fashion is simple and casual, of course with a touch of Africa.”

She also addressed the stereotype she faces being a theatre practitioner, saying:

“There is this stereotype I get as a theatre practitioner. Most times, when there isn’t a physical project at hand, and I am indoors researching or just relaxing, some people just assume that makes theatre an easy career.”

What is Abimbola’s favourite fashion accessory?

Furthermore, she spoke about the fashion accessories that she loves the most. In her words:

“I love beads, cowries, shells, raffia (these could come in any form – earrings, neck pieces, bags, purses, bracelets, and anklets).”

Lanre Afod opens up on stereotypical roles

In an earlier interview with Legit.ng, actor Lanre Afod had shared why he kept long hair and the perception some filmmakers have about him.

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He also spoke how producers tend to stereotype actors and why he refused repeated roles.

He further shared how fans have evolved from judging actors based on the roles they act in movies.

Benneth Nwankwo Shares Career Inspiration

Legit.ng earlier reported that filmmaker Benneth Nwankwo had shared how the issues of actors rejecting outfits given to them for movie roles can be handled.

In an interview with Legit.ng, he also spoke about his favourite fashion accessories and his career influences.

He also shared his experience with what I ordered versus what I got, relating it to his search for talents for his films.

Source: Legit.ng


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