Highly celebrated Nollywood actress, Linda Osifo opens up on her struggle with the beauty menace called skin bleaching.
The actress and television host revealed in an exclusive interview that she was discriminated against because of her race and skin tone. Talking about the struggles of her earlier years being a dark-skinned African girl in Canada, she admitted that she was being bullied by her peers and discriminated against by virtue of her roots and looks.
Linda Osifo Opens Up on Skin Bleaching Struggle
Talking about her attempt to fit in and how moving back to Nigeria changed her perspective she said;
“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.”
Linda made her acting debut in 2012 but relocated to Nigeria the next year to focus on acting. She has since starred in many Nollywood productions, including ‘Tinsel’, ‘Fifty’, and ‘Jemeji’.