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Military Men Once Pointed Guns At Me- Actress Omotola

Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde said she once had soldiers pointing their guns at her and she’s not bothered about what’s being said about on social media.

The actress made this revelation in an interview with the Guardian when she was asked about her feelings concerning the negative comments she received recently on social media recently when she engaged in debate with presidential aide on Twitter.
She said: “I’m not overwhelmed by the reactions, especially the negative ones. I expected them. These ones were just talking. I faced bullets before. I faced military men pointing guns at me, and so, the negative reactions were nothing to me.
 
“And why would I want to ruffle any nest? Who doesn’t want to hide his or her head? Do you know that when I had cause to speak up against previous governments, I was attacked? Not by words alone. But my business, my personal life, my finances were attacked. It is not something I enjoy doing, but sometimes, I worry too like every other normal human being. I worry for my safety. I worry for the safety of people around me.”
Omotola added: “People think this is a joke. They think it is funny. They think it is something somebody just wakes up to do. I don’t have a choice than to speak the truth. I live here and I’m a born activist. I’m not just an activist, because I want to talk or I want people to notice me, this is who I’m. I have been like this since I was achild.
 
“Everybody who knew me as a child would tell you that Omotola wouldn’t stand injustice. I’m that person who will speak out. Sometimes, I fight against myself too. I am like shut up, shut up; you don’t have to say everything. Keep quiet. I guess you can’t fight whom God has made you.”
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