Actress, Ufoma Mcdermott reveals why she no longer post pictures taken with actresses, Chioma, Oboli, Jumb
Omoni Oboli, Chioma Akpotha, Uche Jombo, and Ufuoma McDermott, the female leads in the Nollywood film Wives on Strike, flaunted a special bond that many people coveted both before and after the movie’s debut.
They travelled together, posting group photos from all around the world that exploded the internet.
Following that, the women stopped taking pictures of themselves with each other as regularly, and the photos finally stopped. There was more to it, it turned out.
Ufuoma McDermott discussed the actual reason she and the other ladies no longer actively upload photos of themselves on social media during an interview.
“Before Wives on Strike, Chioma Akpotha, Omoni Oboli, Uche Jombo and myself were close individually, but together, no.”
“We bonded when we were filming the movie because individually, I had known all of these girls, but we just became closer spending time filming. The conditions under which we shot that film, God! We just had to bond.”
“So what we’re invariably doing is making people focus on seeing a group of friends together and saying “oh my God, this is wonderful, women don’t do this” so we’re trying hard to break that.
“Before now, when we’re together, we’ll film, put on Instagram, and people would be excited. We don’t do that anymore because we feel like we might even be giving the wrong vibes. We want you to find your compatibility naturally.”
“We want you to be able to come and say “you’re a guy, I’m a girl, we have this project together and we can run it.
“It doesn’t matter what our gender is. You’re a woman, I’m a woman, we can run it together. We want you to find it not because you’re trying to prove a point that women don’t support women, we want you to prove a point that we can do things together.
“We think that them always seeing us together in their head is making them think ‘wow, these women have been friends for such a long time when women cannot (be friends)’ and we don’t want you thinking that.”