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‘OGORstina’: Omawumi shares bully, body shamed experiences

Nigerian singer-songwriter Omawumi Megbele, stage name ‘Omawumi’ has shared her experience with bullying and body shaming.

The singer took to her verified Instagram page on Monday, February 7, 2022, to narrate her experience.

In her Instagram post, she said people condemned the size and shape of her head often, and her aunt would call her beauty, not because she was beautiful, but because the aunt wanted her to grow into a pretty woman.

“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”

Her post reads “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.”

She also added that as years have passed, she no longer feels the need for validation and she lives all her imperfections, admitting she is beautiful as she is, even if she decides to cover her imperfections.

“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 cellulites and stretch marks like 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 direct the decisions I make for myself. I am Beautiful…You are beautiful too!” She wrote.

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