Nigerian model with tribal marks, Adetutu Alabi who has been trending for some time now, over her tribal marks, has been spotted hanging out with Davido in Lagos. She shared the photo on her page with the caption,
“It was really nice meeting davido.. I love the fact that you want me to flaunt my tribal marks boldly and with much confidence. Thanks once again”. A while ago, the model spoke with Saturday Beats and opened up about her tribal marks – according to her, she was bullied due to the marks and it’s discouraged her from going for university education.
“I started modelling last year after I came out from my shell or hiding due to my tribal marks. The bullying started in my primary and secondary school days. Due to this, I learnt a skill instead of going to university.
“I was supposed to study law but I decided not to take the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination at all because I was scared of being bullied in the university. I believed that if I attended university, I might end up killing myself.
“Later, I had to ask my parents why they gave me these tribal marks and they told me it was because of our culture and to showcase my beauty.
“I didn’t feature in any of my primary school pictures because of my tribal marks and even though I had friends, I was always like a fifth wheel in the group. An embarrassing day for me was when a client told me to always conceal my tribal marks anytime I came to work with her. She eventually told me that she couldn’t work with me.”
The Nigerian lady Adetutu Oj who took her determination and passion to model for Barbadian-born American singer and businesswoman, Rihanna, to social media as she has urged people to help her draw the singer’s attention, has finally gotten the International singer’s attention who followed her back on Instagram.
The model with the username elevenpaz tweeted that “I have been doing this campaign to get through @rihanna on all my social media handle… Yeah.. I have tribal marks and want to model for her. I need my Nigerian peeps to help get through to her. Please#retweetplease#please”.
Adetutu Oj, this ebony beauty can be described as one determined and passionate lady who despite having facial tribal marks, is hopeful that she’ll one day model for Rihanna. Going through both her Instagram and Twitter pages, Adetutu’s dreams of modeling for Rihanna is strongly printed all over. She recently took to her Twitter platform to urge Twitter users to help her get to Rihanna through retweets and shares. So far, she’s gotten almost 12k retweets.
She wrote on Twitter: “I have been doing this campaign to get through @rihanna on all my social media handle… Yeah.. I have tribal marks and want to model for her. I need my Nigerian peeps to help get through to her”. Adetutu revealed on her Instagram page that she grew up getting body-shamed due to her tribal marks but it didn’t stop her from becoming who she is today.
The model finally gotten her to wish, as Rihanna followed her back on Instagram followed her back on Instagram, Adetutu who is a face model might just be in luck considering Rihanna has followed her back on Instagram, and she is known for picking very unique models with unconventional looks. From using plus-size models to conspicuous gap-toothed models, it would come as no surprise if Adetutu is picked because of her facial tribal marks.
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