Ireti Doyle’s Thoughts On Melanin Will Make You Appreciate Your Dark Skin Colour More


Actress, Ireti Doyle has shared her experience when she started acting over two decades ago.

In the post, she advised her fans to persevere and not join the bandwagon just because they wanted to earn a living.

She also narrated the story of how she had almost been overlooked for a movie role all because of her skin colour but today, melanin is celebrated worldwide.

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She captioned her post:


“I shot my 1st tv commercial over two decades ago. It was a major deal for an upcoming actor; for the visibility and the pay check.
I nearly lost that gig for being the wrong skin colour. I didn’t match the client rep’s “ideal”.

Thankfully, the director, Mr. Wale Fanu wasn’t a push over. He told the chap to let him do his thing or take him off the project.
Fast forward 20yrs, “Melanin Poppin” has become a # and the dark skinned girl is having her day in the sun.
It might take a little while longer, but eventually it will be clear that “loud and obnoxious” is not quite the same as “bold and audacious”…And that being polite, soft spoken and demure, is not “fake”; neither is it a “weakness”.”

Check out her Instagram post below

I shot my 1st tv commercial over two decades ago. It was a major deal for an upcoming actor; for the visibility and the pay check. I nearly lost that gig for being the wrong skin colour. I didn’t match the client rep’s “ideal”. Thankfully, the director, Mr. Wale Fanu wasn’t a push over. He told the chap to let him do his thing or take him off the project. Fast forward 20yrs, “Melanin Poppin” has become a # and the dark skinned girl is having her day in the sun. It might take a little while longer, but eventually it will be clear that “loud and obnoxious” is not quite the same as “bold and audacious”…And that being polite, soft spoken and demure, is not “fake”; neither is it a “weakness”. ?@kelechiamadiobi (AMVCA 2016) #IAmNigerianNotRaz #GrowWithGrace #BeBetterNotBitter #SpicyNotSpiteful

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