Speaking in an exclusive interview on TVC Channel, is the award-winning Nigerian Actress, Linda Osifo sharing her experience as a Nigerian Actress after she moved to Nigeria from Canada and also, reveals why she almost bleached her skin.
Here is everything of Linda Osifo said during the interview:
Q: You were in Canada before you moved to Nigeria, so how was your transition to the Nigerian entertainment industry?
"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."
Q: Talking about being yourself, we are in the age and time where social media kind of help your career as entertainers, especially with the numbers but back in those days, how did you cope?
"It's never been about the numbers, even till now. You know, I knew the reason why I'm there. I first had to settled it in my mind that I'm good and as far as I know that I'm good, that's all I needed to know but if I have doubt about my ability, then there might be a problem."
Q: Are you in a relationship?
"Yes, I'm in a relationship heading somewhere."
Q: The thing about complexion, we're going to a place where the black skin and brown skin is being appreciated and gaining international audience. So, how did you managed back then?
"You see, with this topic that you mentioned it's so controversial and I absolutely love it. I've been through 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 stigma. 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."
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