Popular Nollywood actress, Sonia Ogiri, undergoes surgery to remove a scar on her face after years of battling with confidence.
According to the actress, the scar had since played a vital role in losing her confidence up to the point of hiding it under heavy makeups.
Undergoing a surgery to remove it, Sonia Ogiri pens story behind the scar in a lengthy Instagram post.
“My Scar, my pain.
It all started 2014. I lived with this total stranger called scar since 2014 and ever since then, I lost all confident even with the listings. I remember when I decided to settle in the USA, looking for job was traumatizing cause I would relate every rejection to the scar on my face lol.
Close friends in the movie industry all knew when it happened. I totally lost it, nights I would cry endlessly, how I tagged myself as ug*y cause is my face we talking about, days I would feel like ending it all cause I refused to accept my reality. I was and never a makeup kind of person but I had to start so I can cover up a little. I bite you surprise seeing it now 🤣.
I remember whenever my mom saw me, she would say, oh Sonia so you now permanently have a new identity? A mark I never gave you from birth? I would control my tears and smile, she feels so unhappy for me. Just these visits to Nigeria, she said same thing and my response this time was, Mummy, don’t worry I will try and take it off just to make her happy.
Honestly I know that’s not possible but at least let me try one ☝🏿 more time hence my first try was in Nigeria 2014. I’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. I have 2 weeks to see what my results will look like so wish me luck lol.
I want to use this opportunity to thank everyone that loves me regardless, my past and present relationship. Families and friends.
For some that always tell me “ I love your tribal mark, you hurt my feelings but never took it to heart. I can’t wait to see my results guys ✌️,” she wrote.