Nollywood actress, Linda Osifo, has revealed her struggles with her skin colour.
The actress and television personality revealed that she once considered bleaching her skin while growing up.
The actress who grew up in Canada disclosed the experiences she had as she was been stigmatised for her black skin.
While speaking with TVC, the beautiful actress revealed that she considered bleaching her skin due to the pressures and constant bullying over her dark skin. She stated that she was been discriminated for been black and for been dark skinned.
She revealed that she had begun the bleaching process when she moved to Nigeria and saw other black skinned girls like her who confidently rocked their skin colour.
“Well, it’s been almost eight years coming and I think time is what helps. You know, time is what creates experience, though it wasn’t easy at first and of course I wanted to go back, but thanks to patience and consistency. Moving from a country with stability and electricity wasn’t easy at all, but in 2015 I said to myself, “Be yourself, it will help you” and that is what makes you stand out when you are yourself because there is no one else who is like you.
You see, with this topic that you mentioned it’s so controversial and I absolutely love it. I’ve been through a rollercoaster with it. When I first started, ofcourse living in Canada the system is quite different, I felt the facial effect. I felt it so drastically because I wasn’t just black, I was darker completion of that black and I had a lot of stigmas.
I was discriminated as a young girl. I had tried to bleach at one time. I tried to use a lighter cream but when I came to Nigeria, I started seeing more people like myself, more people who looked like me, who are just like me and I started appreciating myself, in fact, I’ve been looking for a way to get darker because I want to be that typical African woman” .