Popular Nigerian skit maker, Amarachi Amusi, professionally known as Ashmusy, has narrated how she had to stop wearing outfits that exposed her body after she was mistaken for a runs girl.
In an insightful podcast interview with Phyna, Ashmusy disclosed that consistently showcasing her physique in videos led to perceptions of her as a figure associated with a certain lifestyle, commonly referred to as a “runs girl.”
According to the influencer, she had to sit back and try to pinpoint the reason people perceived her as such, and going through her videos she came to understand that it was because of her exposing outfits.
She said that she thought she was being entertaining and goofy for her viewers, not knowing that their minds were on something else
In her words, “Before I rebranded a few months ago, I used to wear sexy outfits. As a young girl, one would want to show one’s body. I did not know that I was being perceived as a prostitute.
Meanwhile, I knew how much I was working behind the camera, running a business, and shooting adverts every day. With all of that, I was able to buy a car and house. It pained me when people insinuated that those things were bought for me by a man.”
“I was later in my quiet zone, thinking about why I was being judged that way, despite all my works that they people were seeing. I then started watching my videos, seeing that most times my body was exposed, with my nipples even showing. I was being goofy, but I did not know that people had been looking at something else.”
“I have realised that if one wants to be seen as a prestigious woman, one has to dress accordingly. One cannot be showing (sensitive) parts of one’s body.”
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