Nollywood actress, Sonia Ogiri, has spoken out about her battle with a facial scar that troubled her psychologically for years.
The US-based actress who recently underwent a cosmetic surgery to cover the scar, said the mark on her face made her lose confidence and led to nights of endless tears.
On Saturday, via an Instagram post titled, â€œMy Scar, My Painâ€, the actress detailed her experience looking for jobs and relating with people while dealing with the traumatising effects of the scar.
She wrote, â€œIt all started 2014. I lived with this total stranger called scar since 2014, and ever since then, I lost all confidence even with the least things. I remember when I decided to settle in the USA, looking for job was traumatising because I would relate every rejection to the scar on my face.
â€œClose friends in the movie industry all knew when it happened. I totally lost it. Nights I would cry endlessly, and how I tagged myself as ugly because itâ€™s my face we talking about. Days I would feel like ending it all because I refused to accept my reality.â€
The actress claimed that despite not being the â€œmake up kind of personâ€ she had to start wearing cosmetics to temporarily cover up the scar.
Ogiri also noted how her mother constantly lamented about the scar which became a â€œpermanent identityâ€. In response, the actress said she tried to pacify her by promising to have the scar taken off.
â€œHonestly, I know thatâ€™s not possible but at least let me try one more time, hence my first try was in Nigeria 2014. Iâ€™m putting out my pain to help someone else. Some of us have a scar we battling with, it could be anything but trust me, you will overcome,â€ she admonished.
Asking fans to wish her luck, Ogiri also revealed that she had two weeks to see the results of the surgery.
The mother-of-one also thanked her friends and family who loved her regardless of the said scar.
â€œFor some that always tell me â€˜I love your tribal markâ€™, you hurt my feelings but never took it to heart. I canâ€™t wait to see my results guys,â€ she wrote.