Osas Ighodaro recounts low self-esteem while growing up

Nigerian actress Osas Ighodaro has recounted how she used to battle self-esteem while growing up as a child.

In a recent Pulse One-on-One interview, Osas Ighodaro revealed the information while discussing her early years, family, and love of acting.

Osas, who was born and raised in New York, highlighted how her upbringing in a Nigerian-majority home influenced her identity and values.

She claimed that her parents had urged her to act in a way that honored her family’s history. The actress said:

“I grew up in New York, born and raised with my siblings and my parents. And even though I grew up there, I grew up in a very Naija household. Even outside the house, it’s like, ‘Remember who your family is and behave yourself, but yeah, it was a beautiful upbringing”.

According to Osas, her journey into acting began at 13, when she was introduced to acting classes through a modeling school scholarship as she battled low self-esteem. Osas continues:

“I had to do a lot of convincing and crying, but I think I’m also stubborn; I’m a strong-headed individual when I want something.

“I had low self-esteem growing up, and they put me in modeling school. I went through that experience, and after that, the president of that school offered me a scholarship to take acting classes. I wasn’t exposed to acting till I was 13, then I took my first acting class, and I never turned back since, and I was like, ‘What is this? I want to indulge in this craft of acting.’ So I’ve never turned back since.”

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