Nollywood actor, Afeez Abiodun popularly known as Afeez Owo talks on the tribal marks on his face. He tells Saturday Beats that he had to face reality and accept what his parents created on his face.
He says that initially as a young boy, he disliked the marks and 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.
Owo added that he would never allow anyone inflict such scars on the face of his children.
“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 recognize 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,” he said.