Director, Kemi Adetiba shared a video showing hollywood actress, Tracee Ellis Ross addressing the issue of her being single and how not being married takes nothing from her personal achievements.
Adetiba shared the video with a caption clarifying what Ross’ had said “before the “miss the point” folks start running rogue in my comment section” and why she shares the same view.
“Tracee Ellis Ross has never once said she never wants to be married or have children. What she is saying however, is that because she currently has neither, some people choose to invalidate all of her personal achievements and growth. Their line of reasoning is her life is yet to have TRUE meaning until a husband and child punctuate her entire existence.
This struck a chord as I get this all the time. I will be 38 in just over a month and a half, and while I would LOVE to be married (to my God-chosen companion, and best friend) and have child(ren), I am very comfortable with the knowledge that my life is just as valid, and beautiful, and happy, and successful, if for some reason that never comes to pass. Marriage and kids is not my “crowning glory”… It’s another BEAUTIFUL step in life I would love to take. I’d also love to make (and keep) a billion dollars in my lifetime, but I won’t be any less of a woman or Kemi Adetiba if that didn’t come to pass either.
No… I’m not comparing the two. I’m just highlighting it doesn’t diminish a (Wo)man’s -Kemi Adetiba’s – worth if it never happens.
Hello… Good morning. Have a great Tuesday”
Kemi Adetiba is a Nigerian music video director, filmmaker, and television director. She started out professionally as a radio presenter with Rhythm 93.7 FM, where she became the voice behind two nationally syndicated hit shows: Soul’d Out and Sunday at the Seaside.
Kemi later made a transition from being a voice on radio to being a face on television by producing and presenting several shows on Mnet and after years of success being in front of the camera, Adetiba enrolled into the New York Film Academy to learn the ropes about being behind the cameras. Today, her bodies of work as a director are spread across the African continent and beyond its borders.
On 8 September 2016, Kemi Adetiba’s first feature film “The Wedding Party” (a Nigerian Rom-com film) premiered opening night, at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), as the opening film of the City-to-City Spotlight.