Princess Onyejekwe of the Big Brother Naija show shares how she survived a ghastly accident and how her pretty face got a scar she hated so bad.
In this interview #WithChude, Princess Onyejekwe talks about the beauty that lies inside, and why the external things are just ‘Jara’ (extra).
In her words:
“In 2019, I had an accident on my way to the airport. That was how I got this scar on my face. I was on my way to the airport because I had a job here in Lagos, and close to the airport in Abuja, I had an accident, and my life changed because I didn’t know how I would live with a scar on my face. You know when you grow up and all your life you’ve been that beautiful girl; I’ve been beautiful since I was 5.
They rushed me to the hospital where student doctors did my stitching and of course it came up with a keloid. For someone like me who is very much into my aesthetics and general look… ‘It’s on my face’. Then there was lockdown, so I had all of COVID19 to wake up every day and see a scar on my face. Put on the camera to shoot a video and then there’s a scar under my lip. It really did take me away from the cameras. I actually feel that is part of why I gave up.
I had to go through this whole process of accepting that this is my face. Interestingly, I think that’s what the peace of the Lord did for me. Because I don’t believe I was able to overcome that level of fear or pain by myself.
I had to go back to the drawing board and I had to do a lot of inner work. I had to remind myself that this is ‘jara’ (extra) and the work is inside.
So I had to go inwards and ask ‘What do you have? What is it about you?’. So, I had to start developing the things about me that made me ‘me’ asides from my physical beauty.”
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