Nollywood actress, Linda Osifo, has revealed she nearly had surgery to get rid of her facial tribal marks.
Osifo on her Instagram page said she was bullied as a toddler due to her tribal marks and this made her consider undergoing surgery to get rid of them.
According to her, “while in grade school in Canada, I remember being made fun of about my tribal marks and asked if I got scratched by lions in Africa. The teasing got so bad that I attempted surgically to get rid of my tribal marks.”
However, though she felt it made her ugly at the time, the actress says she has now come to understand how unique her marks make her.
“I felt the tribal marks made me so ugly and bizarre from everyone else around me because I didn’t understand why I had it within the first place!
“Now that I’m all grown and wise, I’ve come to understand how beautiful and unique it sure makes me look. True beauty doesn’t come from physical attributes, it comes from what’s within. Here’s to the tribal mark gang,” her post added.