Tabitha Ekeh, the sister of Ghanaian-Nigerian actress, Christabel Ekeh has said the recent ‘birthday suit’ photos released by the actress are intended for an advocacy project.
According to Tabitha, her sister’s controversial photoshoot had nothing to do with an alleged mental illness, but is part of a call against plastic surgery.
She said her sister who is currently filming a movie in Nigeria, was doing well with no supposed mental health challenges.
Tabitha Ekeh was speaking on Peace FM, when she stated: “You see, those pictures are for a self-employed project my sister intends to embark on. It is for advocacy against plastic surgery. You see that everything about the pictures is natural. The scars, the natural light and even the photos are not edited. So it was purely work and when she comes back from the shoot, she will explain more.”
The actress’ sister further noted that their family had no qualms against Christabel’s photos, as they believe this is the road she has taken to create the needed impact in her chosen field.
Tabitha therefore urged the public to end their shaming of the actress as she is healthy and well, and made the decision of the photos in a clear frame of mind.
Meanwhile, some Ghanaian celebrities have offered their two cents on the controversial issue and the allegations that the actress may be suffering from a breakdown.
Actress Lydia Forson said rather judge her, the public should consider that she may be having an episode.
“Today a Ghanaian actress has done something similar and I'm in no position to talk about her mental state or why she did it, but I'm appalled that we've not learnt anything from past.
We're focused on condemning people for their actions than trying to find out what led them to it in the first place.What happened to being our brothers and sisters keepers?” she wrote on her Facebook wall.
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