Actress and entrepreneur, Chika Ike took to her Instagram page to narrate how she was constantly bullied while growing up because of her body and height.
Read her story below…
“I never liked my body growing up and was constantly bullied about it. I was so skinny and was the tallest in my class.
“I never looked forward to morning assembly because I’ll have to stand at the back of the class or class presentations to talk about “your best friend “ because I’ll be described as the thin girl.
I can remember eating all sorts to things to gain weight but nothing worked, I really craved to have some flesh on me.
“I was called all sorts of names like Lepa, thin girl and Agric chicken because I was so skinny and tall.
“So I started modeling as soon as I graduated from secondary school because modeling agents thought I had “the look”.
Today the reverse is the case, I’m on all sorts of diet programs and exercising every other day to keep the weight I’ve always wanted in check, I feel bad after licking ice cream or eating anything with high-calorie content because ill have to suffer in the gym.
Growing up slim wasn’t cool now its cool. The truth is you have to constantly love you, you can’t be cool to everyone, the world will always have a standard of what you should be, who you should be and how you should live your life.
If you want to make changes or improvements let it not be because of pressure or people’s unconscious bias about you.Do it for you.
You should hold your pen and draw your life plan… Do you… Mind your business…..Run your race.
Do not let anyone define you or rush you with their timeline. We all have different stories, journeys, and different clocks. You are you and that is your power!
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‘Nigerians Are Used To Suffering That They Think It’s Normal’ – Singer Simi
Nigerian singer, Simisola Ogunleye popularly known as Simi, in a string of tweets, condemned the bad governance in the country.
The singer, who is in support of the #EndSARS movement, noted that bribe is now considered as a means of survival in the country and it is the only way for people to get what they truly deserve.
Simi also mentioned that citizens of the country are so used to suffering that they now see it as a norm.
In her words;
Nigerians are so used to suffering now that they think it’s normal. If you don’t have money to “give someone” to get what you deserve, there’s almost no chance for progress. A bribe is not even bribed, it’s just survival.
To get treatment in hospital, oga bring somtin You enter airport, madam bring somtin To get out of jail for a crime you didn’t commit, brother bring somtin To get admission you already earned when you passed the damn exam, sister bring somtin A disgrace! #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria
Every day innocent people are dying. The disregard and lack of value for human life are astounding. You won’t even acknowledge them? Because u don’t know them? Because of the tears of their mothers and fathers don’t matter to u? U’re wicked. History and posterity will judge u harshly!
When you think about Nigeria, you get mad. So much potential for growth. I hate it when ignorant people think of Africa and believe we’re all malnourished children that need saving from the West or that we’re all like Tarzan. But the ball is in our court. Always has been.
They wanna die on “call me uncle” and “am I your mate”. You’ve not earned our respect though. It’s not enough that you’re old(er). You don’t respect us and our lives. So ditto. #EndSARS”
See her post below:
“I Was Never Chased Out Of Lagos #EndSARS Protest” – Pasuma (Video)
Veteran Fuji singer, Pasuma has debunked claims that he was disgraced by #EndSARS protesters in Alausa, Lagos on Sunday.
A video circulating on social media captured the moment singer was booed and chased out of the protest venue.
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Reacting to this, the singer released a new video in which he claimed nothing of such happened.
The singer said he was well-received by the youths of the community and they were excited to see him support the #EndSARS movement.
In his words;
“I was not chased out, the youths were happy I came, they were happy to see me that I came to support them.
“I’m in support of what they’re in support of what they are asking for, we are in this together.”
Watch the video HERE
‘My Landlady Chased Me Away And Started My Kind Of Business’ – Nkechi Blessing
Nigerian actress, Nkechi Blessing has taken to social media recall how she was asked to vacate a property she rented for her business.
In a video circulating online, Blessing revealed her landlady gave her quit notice and shortly after, ventured into her line of business.
The film star expressed her shock as she noted that she thought incidents like this only occur in movies, but it happened to her in real life.
The actress said that she left the premises peacefully without putting up a fight.
The actress stated that her landlady now sells waist trainers and she wished her all the best in her endeavors as she pointed that the sky is big enough for them.
She also mentioned that she was grateful the incident happened because her new store is way better and bigger than the former place.
Watch the video HERE
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