O je Ogbe Okan fun Oseere Onitiata Yoruba kan, Ada Ossai pe, ni inu awon Ise ti won nse, ko si Ibi ti won ti fun Afin (Albino) ni ere ti o Dara ri, afi ki won so won di apanilerin.
Ada Ossai ti o je Afin (Albino) ati agbanuso fun awon Albino to wan ni oriel edge Naijiria rawo ebe pe, ki won am loo awon Afin fun igbolowo Oja, ki won ran awon na Lowo Latin Le be gbe pe.
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Fast Rising actress, Ada Ossai decries high level of discrimination in entertainment Industry: “We Albinos are human beings like you”
Fast rising Nollywood actress, Ada Ossai, a member of the The Golden Movie Ambassadors of Nigeria and voice for the Albinos in a chat with Justpyenews said that, although people with albinism usually face discrimination in different forms, in the society, but the most difficult one is in entertainment industry where she belong, lamenting that some cannot secure jobs and employment even for positions they are qualified for.
Ada said, “We hear that people say that albinos find it difficult to get employment even when you are qualified for that position, it will be given to another person that is not an albino In entertainment industry, we have not seen an albino on billboard, in movies and other things that normal skin colored benefitting everyday”.
Majority of men and women with albinism feel that they are the butt of rude jokes. They complain of being taunted in the community. They opined that taunting makes them feel unsafe and inferior. “They make offensive jokes which can be annoying, especially in the community. They also laugh at us sometimes when they see us approaching. We see how their countenance changes whenever they see us coming and how they always refer to us”.
Ada noted that people with albinism in Nigeria endure a lot of daily social challenges, but they feel affected the most by the mockery and name-calling. She pointed out that the colour of their hair and skin is the reason why they are treated differently in the society.
Nigeria is estimated to have one of the highest albinism prevalence rates in the world, which is about 6 million. Children constitute about 40% of this population, spread across all the states in Nigeria. But despite this number, many persons with albinism living in Nigeria are either illiterate or poorly educated, mainly because of low vision impairment, discrimination and social exclusion, as a result of their skin colour.
Albinism is simply a recessive gene. By being recessive it is dominant in both male and female. It is an absent of melanin pigment, a chemical substance responsible for colouration. It is estimated that about one in 70 people carry a recessive gene for albinism and about I in every 18,000 people in the world have albinism condition.
For movie industry, the fast rising actress Amb. Ada Ossai urges filmmakers and other stakeholders to give albinos opportunity to showcase their talents, seeing them in movies, adverts and other aspect of the entertainment industry.
“I went to LASPOTECH recently and I saw a female albino aspiring to be a mass communicator”.
We don’t have albinos in broadcasting, I think it’s not fair cause we have talented young albinos aspiring to be presenters” she said.