Patience Ozokwo, the Nigerian actress, has called out those complaining about her look, saying she is not afraid to look old.
In an Instagram post on Saturday, the movie star said she remains unperturbed by several comments about her appearance.
Ozokwor also said while she is not against people who indulge in several practices to look younger than their actual age, she would not do such.
The 63-year-old film star wondered why people are now afraid of looking old when old age is widely considered to be a blessing over the years.
“When did old age stop being a blessing? People do all manner of stuff to cover up aging – good for them! I own my age and experience with my full chest and count it an enormous blessing,” she wrote.
“Comments like: ‘she now looks so old, she don old suddenly, she don old finish, ahaa mama what happened’ make me smile. Aging is not unattractive or undesirable.”
The actress also enjoined her followers to cherish their appearances, adding that people’s opinions should not determine how they live.
“Life is fleeting. Enjoy the years you’ve been blessed with fully. I am not afraid to look/be old,” she added.
“I am not worried about being in any exclusive league or being validated by people’s opinion. Respect the elderly.”
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