- Didi Ekanem recently took fans down memory lane concerning body positivity
- The actress and designer revealed she used to be bullied as a young girl for being curvy
- In a series of Instastory posts, she stated that being curvy back then wasn’t considered pretty and all her slim friends were the standard of beauty
- The actress went on to add that Mercy Johnson made curvy women learn to love their bodies
Nollywood actress and fashion designer, Didi Ekanem recently opened up about her struggles growing up and the things she faced because of her curvy body.
In a series of posts shared to her Instagram Stories, she revealed she used to get bullied as a young girl due to her curvy nature.
She stated that she used to go to bed in tears because of her body as she prayed for it to be taken away from her.
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According to Ekanem, all her slim friends were considered pretty because of their body types.
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The actress wrote:
“Growing up as a curvy young girl, it was tough. No, it wasn’t fun cos back then being thick wasn’t synonymous to beauty.”
Ekanem revealed she plans to start a YouTube channel to share her struggles growing up. Addressing people who accuse her of undergoing surgery, she stated that she had always been curvy since JSS1.
Going further, Ekanem stated that Nollywood star, Mercy Johnson, made curvy women start embracing their beauty with how confidently she carried herself.
“Mercy Johnson literally made curvy women in Nigeria to start embracing their beauty. The way she was so confident in her body was mind blowing and I remember wishing to be like her always. That’s how she became my favourite Nigerian actress and not to mention her strong acting prowess.”
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Meanwhile, Mercy Johnson-Okojie is no doubt a doting mother and this is evident in how she occasionally shows off her beautiful relationship with her children.
Just recently, the movie star’s daughter, Angel, clocked the age of five but unfortunately had to be in school because her special day fell on a weekday.
However, all hope was not entirely lost as her parents made sure to go the extra mile in making the day a memorable one for her.
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