Linda Osifo, a well-known Nollywood actress, has admitted that she occasionally feels insecure because of her tribal mark.
Speaking on the most recent episode of the “Me, Her, and Everything Else” podcast with Stephanie Coker, Linda said the tribal marks on her face sometimes make her feel less self-assured.
She recalled how, as a young person moving to Canada, she was frequently asked about her tribal markings. She claimed that some of the kids believed that her marks were the result of a wild animal attack.
“I can remember there was a moment when a student asked me because I had tribal marks and she was like what do you guys do in Africa? Is this what you guys have there? Or why is your color like this? Then you start wondering, what is different about me? And that’s when you start learning that you’re different.
“What other students thought about my tribal marks was that I was attacked by a tiger and I would say it’s a lion. Of course, it’s a child’s imagination.” She said.
She admitted that occasionally her confidence is affected by her tribal markings when questioned if they had any effect on her.
“Of course it did, sometimes it still does. Everybody wants to look really perfect no matter what and when you have a little bit of imperfection in any area, it’s still going to affect no matter how much you say it’s little or it’s this. Like it’s a mental thing because you want everything to look like ten over ten.”
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