In a recent interview with Genevieve Magazine, one of the leading females in the comedy industry Chigul opens up about her struggles with being a plus sized woman, learning to deal with acceptance, self-confidence and more.
Read excerpts from the Interview below
On struggling with getting roles as a plus sized woman: The fact is aesthetics sell and I know. I am trying to get there. I don’t want to be skinny, I just want to be fit and healthy.
On struggling with acceptance: It is a constant struggle. I know some things I lost because of my size. I have been refused opportunities because I am not younger and slimmer but you lose some and win some. I always assumed that if I didn’t get something it was never mine but then again I am in this market and I have to give the world what the world wants.On changing who she is: I don’t know about anyone else but I don’t want to be fat. I am fat now but I want to get to a place where I am healthy and fit and fabulous. It is better for my overall health. However, I love myself regardless.
On a personal story that has affected her self-confidence: There was an incident years ago when I was new to the industry. I took a picture with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu after getting my makeup and hair done and suffice to say I was pleased with myself till a gentleman put up a comment that read “It is finally nice to see Fiona from Shrek in person” I thought “Wawu! You look at me and think of Fiona?” It stung because it was such a cruel comment. Fact is most of these trolls look like actual trolls with crooked eyebrows because MTN gave them free 20 MB they feel they can troll.On her Big Dreams: I am diversifying this brand and working with my manager to build a film fund to help someone else kick start her own project. I want to help emerging comedians; especially females. In the next 2 years, I want to be able to help someone else make her own dream come true. That’s the goal.
For more from her interview pick up a copy of Genevieve Magazine’s March 2017 Issue.