Tiwa Savage's Birthday Message to Her Mother - I Was Bullied For Being Dark, Skinny And African

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Tiwa Savage celebrated her mother who added a year today with a touching message on Instagram. The singer shared the memory of how she was bullied for being dark skinned and how her mother helped her overcome it, and taught her good character in the process; "During my high school days I was bullied for several years, I would get jumped on the bus, head flushed down the toilet and so on, it got so bad that I did something drastic and life threatening because I was so depressed. My mother was called to school on several occasions and each time she came she would ask to see the other students bullying me and would always pray for us all.Of course they would joke and laugh but my mother was always so calm and reserved and she would take me home, cook me Naija food (we were living in london at the time) and she would make me realize how loved I was and how rich my culture is, how beautiful I am being a nigerian girl (I was bullied for being African, skinny, dark and I had a strong naija accent) what my mother didn't do was fight, shout or argue with the other girls or their parents (who were at times very rude and disrespectful) Instead she showered me with love and reminded me where I was from. . . .

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