Linda Osifo talks about being hated for her skin color
Actress Linda Osifo has opened up on how she was being discriminated over her skin color as a growing child, aso Naija reports
Talking to TVC, Linda Osifo revealed how she grew up in Canada and had suffered racial stigma because of her skin color.
She further disclosed how she almost whitened her skin until she relocated to Nigeria and saw people like her wearing their skin colors beautifully.
In her words;
“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 I’ve been looking for a way to get darker because I want to be that typical African woman.”
” You see, with this topic that you mentioned it’s so controversial and I love it. I’ve been through a rollercoaster with it. When I first started, of course living in Canada the system is quite different, I felt the racial effect. I felt it so drastically because I wasn’t just black, I was darker completion of that black and I had a lot of stigmas.”