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Omawumi Opens Up About Being Called Ugly And Shamed For Her Looks While Growing Up



Nigerian singer/songwriter, Omawumi Megbele has recounted how she was shamed as a child for her looks which affected her self-esteem.

She revealed that she was called all sorts of names because of the size of her head. She added that it got to a point where she let it get to her and she couldn’t step out without makeup.

Now, she says she has accepted herself as she is and she is “madly in love” with her imperfections

She 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!”