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Omawumi Says She Now Loves Her Imperfections After Being Body-Shamed As A Child

Omawumi has opened up how she was body-shamed while growing up.

Nigerian singer, Omawumi Megbele has taken to social media to share her imperfections story, recounting how she was body-shamed throughout her childhood.

Omawumi Says She Now Loves Her Imperfections After Being Body-Shamed As A Child

Omawumi Recount Childhood Ordeal

In a post shared on her Instagram page, the 39-year-old singer said she was called several names while growing up due to the size of her head, and the derogatory remarks eventually took a toll on her as she started seeing herself as imperfect.

She, however, managed to overcome the trauma and has now fallen in love with her herself because she embraced her imperfections, adding that she remains unperturbed by people’s perceptions about her.

She wrote: “I was one of those kids they used to call ‘Hammer Headed’, ‘OGORstina’ and ‘Ekpengbe forehead’… In fact one of my aunts used to call me ‘Beauty’, she said she was using it to prophecy into my life that I will be pretty someday.

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“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.”

“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 cellulitis 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 to direct the decisions I make for myself. I am Beautiful…You are beautiful too.”

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KanyiDaily recalls that Omawumi Megbele had said she won’t leave her husband because of a cheating error instead she would talk to him about it and get his mistress out of their lives.

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