By Mary Abazuo
Popular Nigerian singer, Omawumi Megbele has divulged that she was body shamed as a child because of her facial features and head size.
The songstress on Monday disclosed this on her Instagram page, stating that she was called several nicknames at the time.
“Infact, one of my aunts used to call me ‘Beauty’. She said she was using it to prophecy into my life that I will be pretty someday.”
The Bottom Belle crooner noted that the body shaming made her depend on makeup for the most part of her life and made her feel imperfect until she grew to love herself.
Omawumi continued, “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 okay!
“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!”