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How I survived hyperpigmentation and terrible hormonal acne – Efe Irele

Efe Irele

Soft spoken Nigerian actress, Efe Irele, has recounted how she battled and survived hyperpigmentation, which inspired her to create her own skincare line. 

“My skin at its worst was my inspiration for creating a skincare line. I remember how insecure I felt when I was battling hyperpigmentation and terrible hormonal acne. I have had different skin issues at different times. Sometimes, I did not even want to go outside, not to talk of being on screen. There was also the constant struggle to figure out what products wouldn’t make my skin worse. Those who know would tell you that it’s ‘hit or miss’ out there. All that put me on the path of gaining more knowledge about skincare and creating products that solve most skin issues with super effective formulas that help boost confidence,” she told Punch in an interview.

Sharing her thoughts on actors being stereotyped in Nollywood, Efe Irele said, “Even in Hollywood, it happens. When someone knows one as a movie character, it is only natural that they view one through that lens. When one sees American actor, Morris Chestnut, one would look at him as a lover boy. When one sees English actor, Jason Statham, one would picture him as a hero. It’s only normal.”

Baring her mind about being a sought after actress in Nollywood, the ‘Grow Up Or Nuts’ actress said, “I am excited that I’m in the conversation when it comes to our industry. It keeps me on my toes to keep getting better. There is a huge difference between the Efe Irele of two years ago and today. I just want to keep getting better.”

When asked if she felt she would have been more successful if she weren’t an actress, Efe Irele stated, “It depends on what you mean by success. Financially, I would have been better off but as per fulfilment, I’m not so sure. My passion is here and I’m happy. I won’t trade it for anything.”

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