Linda Osifo has disclosed in a recent interview why she had wanted to bleach her beautiful skin color.
Speaking in an exclusive interview on TVC Channel, the award-winning Nigerian actress shared her experience as an actress who moved to Nigeria from Canada and how she almost bleached her skin.
Linda Osi disclosed that she has been in Nigeria for 8 years after she decided to move to Nigeria from Canada.
Well, it’s been almost eight years coming and I think time is what helps. You know, time is what creates experience, though it wasn’t easy at first and of course I wanted to go back, but thanks to patience and consistency. Moving from a country with stability and electricity wasn’t easy at all, but in 2015 I said to myself, “Be yourself, it will help you” and that’s what makes you stand out when you are yourself because there is no one else who is like you.”
Opening up on why she wanted to bleach, she disclosed that when she enrolled in one of the schools in Canada, she felt the racial effect. She disclosed that she felt the racism effect so much because she was the only black girl amongst her peers.
You see, with this topic that you mentioned it’s so controversial and I absolutely 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.”
“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, in fact, I’ve been looking for a way to get darker because I want to be that typical African woman.”