Nigerian Afrobeat singer Omawumi Megbele simply known as Omawumi has weighed in on her childhood trauma and how she was abler to overcome them.
Omawumi took to her Instagram page to share how she was bullied as a kid because of the size of her forehead.
The Warri born singer said she was called many unfriendly names and there was a time it got to her so bad that she dislike her looks.
However, the 39-year-old songwriter revealed that she had grown to love herself so much despite her imperfections.
The mother of one added that she would never allow anybody’s perception of her to define her.
See Omawumi’s post below,
“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 cellulitis and stretch marks like the 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 to direct the decisions I make for myself. I am Beautiful…You are beautiful too!”