Decorated Nigerian actress, Linda Osifo has recounted how she was forced to change her skin colour before getting more roles to play in the movie industry.
The beautiful actress said before getting to where she is now, most producers and directors asked her to change her complexion.
During an up-close with Hip TV monitored by browngh.com, Linda said regardless of what she was asked to do out of her will, she has been adamant to date.
She said she was trolled on set severally all because of her skin tone.
Below is how she narrated her success story;
“When it comes to skin color, I have faced discrimination. Do I still face it? I don’t know because I don’t see it. But it was tough because I’ve had many auditions where the description would be a fair in complexion model.”
“Sometimes you don’t get the role because your skin color didn’t fit. However, I believe that has changed. The dark-skinned people are being more appreciated, and the media is laying emphasis on them more.”
“That has given me more confidence. Have I been influenced to bleach? Yes, in the sense of thinking about it. But did I? No. Don’t be desperate. You can’t be desperate in this industry because you’ll make the wrong choices.”
“You will probably fall victim to things because they will see the desperation. Better opportunities will come.