Nollywood actor , Afeez Abiodun, has revealed his early struggles with his tribal marks.
In a recent interview with Saturday Beats, he recounted how much he initially disliked the marks and how he went to the extent of using sandpaper to get rid of them, all to no avail, simply because he was always taunted by bus conductors .
According to him: “I am very comfortable with my tribal marks now and if anything ever wipes them off my face, I would feel bare or naked and my fans would not recognise me.
While I was growing up in Surulere, there were a lot of times I was teased by people because of my tribal marks. They abused me so much but I did not care; today my tribal mark is my trademark.
There was a time people teased me so much that I attempted to use sandpaper to wipe them off, especially when bus conductors insulted me about it. They always picked on me and called me various names but I thank God for who I am today.
I am also glad I did not get rid of the tribal marks. There is no insult anyone can dish out to me over my tribal marks that would hurt my feelings. Although I like my tribal marks , I can never allow anyone to give my children tribal marks.”