Popular Nollywood actress Linda Osifo has revealed that she had difficulty breaking into Nollywood because filmmakers wanted her to alter the complexion of her skin.
The pretty Nollywood star disclosed that she was influenced to bleach her skin but she has been adamant till today.
In an interview with Hip TV, Linda Osifo recounted how she has faced a lot of discrimination due to her skin color. She had this to say;
“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,” she said.
“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.