Nollywood actress Stella Damasus has said she’s used to dealing with controversies after being in the entertainment industry for 3 decades.
Damasus made the revelation in a recent chat with The Nation when asked about how she has been able to deal with controversies as a popular entertainer.
“I’ve dealt with controversies and gossip for a long time. I entered the industry as a teenager, and I’ve been dealing with it for three decades now, so it’s nothing new to me,” she began.
‘The Widow’ star also opened up on what has kept her going on when controversies around her personal life arise. She said, “I have a fantastic family, great friends, the best and most amazing fans who have been there for me from day one, and they are still there supporting me and cheering me on. That is what keeps me going, so I try to make sure that the positivity around me and the positive people around me are the loudest in my head, so they drown out the negative voices.
“It took a lot of growing up and maturing to get to this point. Jesus Christ came to the world to save and die for everyone; even at that, people still hated him and chose a murder and thief over him. They wanted him dead even though he came to save people, let alone little ol’ Stella, that is just there (haha). Who am I to go nuts over all of this. It’s something that we all have to get used to like they always say if you’re an entertainer, you have to have thick skin. People will say and do all sorts that you have no control over, but what you can control is how you respond to it, and that’s what takes a lot of maturity, responding to negativity with positivity,” she concluded.