Popular Nigerian singer, Omawumi also known as Omawonder, has opened up on how being shamed over her looks affected her as a child.
Taking to her official Instagram page, the singer revealed that it affected her self esteem so much that she had to do heavy makeup before she could go out.
According to her, now that she is older, she has grown to love and embrace her imperfections including her forehead, stretch marks and celluites.
Sharing a portrait of her head, the mum of one wrote,
“I was one of those kids they used to call ‘Hammer Headed’, ‘OGORstina’ and ‘Ekpengbe forehead’… Infact one of my aunt’s used to call me ‘Beauty’, she said she was using it to prophecy into my life that I will be pretty someday… Well there was a time I allowed it get to me, there was a time that I couldn’t step out without being heavily decked up in makeup. I would do all manners of things to hide my flaws because I felt imperfect.
Now the only thing that has changed is that I’m madly in love with my imperfect me, with my ekpengbe forehead , with my knock knees, with my cellulites and stretch marks like map of Africa! I’m in love with my skin and everything within… And guess what? I can still decide to change or hide a flaw because that too is ok! what I won’t do is allow anybody’s perception of me direct the decisions I make for myself. I am Beautiful…You are beautiful too!”