Nowadays, social media has gone from being a tool for people to stay connected; it has now become a place where users come to show off their glamorous lives and perfect bodies while also trying to intentionally instigate conflict and provoke emotional responses – especially from celebrities. Emphasising the importance of separating real life from social media is the guest on this week’s episode of #WithChude, actor and film producer, Nkechi Blessing Sunday.
Speaking on how she has managed to stay centred despite being at the forefront of several social media controversies, Nkechi said, “I have two personalities, one for the gram and one in real life. If you meet me in real life, you’ll love me.“
On the issue of trolling, she said, “You can’t give what you can’t take. I won’t let you see me as being weak. You can’t talk to me anyhow and just go. Some people cry because they get trolled, it won’t get to me, I will give you back”.
“Instagram is to share love and post memorable pictures, not for sadness. If you’re sad, take it up to God. Instagram is not my reality. Why would I let an application that could be gone tomorrow take the better part of my life? I have a life outside of the gram”.
“I had a relationship, we broke up like nothing happened. He came and started ranting and I said, ‘I didn’t meet you on Instagram’. I don’t owe Instagram any explanation. I move on in peace”, she continued.