I am shocked to my marrow to see people sit before the camera in 2018 and tell the world that people only see them as good cooks and good bedmates because of their land of birth.
But the bitter truth is, It is possible that they might be getting such derogatory remarks, ONLY if they sound, talk, and walk like people who only know how to cook and satisfy men in bed.
A quick advice to these wanna be APC Brand Ambassadors, if your reputation before people in this age and time is that of a good cook and good sex, you have PERSONAL BRANDING ISSUES, it has absolutely nothing to do with your state of origin. You need a BRAND EXPERT more than you need a GOVERNOR and the CHEAP POPULARITY that video just gave you.
And, I can say this categorically, anywhere , no modern woman Akwa Ibom woman is perceived as a cook and good sex, except she lacks content or she associates with the likes of Buhari, who thinks a woman’s place is in the the kitchen, sitting room and the other room.
Right from the days of Late Obong Akpan Isemin, Late Etuk Udo Ekpro, Akwa Ibom people had discarded the ” Etok Etok Syndrome” philosophy. Obong Attah came and fought the house boy and house girl mentality head on!
Governor Udom Emmanuel came with the Dakkada Philosophy and inspired the generation of Akwa Ibom women with altitude in different fields of endeavor.
Miss Imaobong Nse, who was a revelation at the 2nd Akwa Ibom Youth Sports Festival held in Uyo, broke a new national record time of 52:35 sec and won gold in the Women’s 400m final and the just concluded National Sports Festival in Abuja.
Blessing Emmah brought the Ekpang flour innovation and has received accolades from all quarters and an award of recognition from MTN Foundation.
Amazing Aniebiet Francis ows Orange Film Boot Camp that has trained over four hundred Akwa Ibom youths in different fields of film making FOR FREE, in just three months.
Do you think anyone with sense will insinuate that Mmanti Umoh, Enwongo Cleopas, Nseabasi Valentine, Remarkable Mary are only good in bed and kitchen, after relating with them?
Never! These apolitical young women are highflyers, their reputations and achievements in their field of endeavours speak louder than any archaic impression people had about Akwa Ibom women in the era of Lord Luggard.
Before you ask if Nse Ikpe has personal branding issues too, let me quickly inform you that, in showbiz, endorsement is STRICTLY business.
Whoever came up with those videos is an enemy of our state, the sponsor of those videos is a greater enemy of Akwa Ibom people.
And to you that was applauding those “We Are More” videos, I want to believe you were just impressed by the production quality. Kudos to the behind the scenes crew, I won’t be surprised if those videos were shot and edited by Akwa Ibom women.
In summary, the message in those videos is twenty years late, Akwa Ibom has outgrown such reputation. Stop embarrassing us for cheap political gains.