Linda Osifo, a Nollywood actress, has revealed that the tribal marks on her face cause her to lose confidence at times.
Linda Osifo made this known during a chat on the latest episode of ‘Me, Her and Everything Else’ podcast hosted by Stephanie Coker.
When she moved to Canada as a child, she was always asked about her tribal marks, according to the actress. Some of the children thought her marks were caused by an attack by a wild animal, such as a lion.
“I can remember there was a moment when a student asked me because I had tribal marks and she was like what do you guys do in Africa? Is this what you guys have there? Or why is your color like this?” she said.
“Then you start wondering, what is different about me? And that’s when you start learning that you’re different.
“What other students thought about my tribal marks was that I was attacked by a tiger and I would say it’s a lion. Of course, it’s a child’s imagination.”
When asked if her tribal marks affected her in any way, she said it sometimes affects her confidence.
“Of course it did, sometimes it still does. Everybody wants to look really perfect no matter what and when you have a little bit of imperfection in any area, it’s still going to affect no matter how much you say it’s little or it’s this,” she said.
“Like it’s a mental thing because you want everything to look like ten over ten.”