Tolani, a sonorous Nigerian vocalist and the daughter of Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola, has stated that she has been suffering an illness for almost a year.
On Tuesday, the singer revealed her trauma on her Instagram account.
Her appearance and confidence have been harmed as a result of the illness’ treatment, she claims. She assured her friends and followers, however, that she is recovering.
She wrote, “For over a year now, I’ve been very social media shy… life shy if I’m being honest. Last year l was diagnosed with a condition & it was the toughest season of my life… But with God and some really special people by my side, I made it through.
“I grow stronger every day and the worst of it has passed… but there have been a few after-effects of my treatment, one of which has greatly affected my confidence… because it’s quite obvious. Being in an industry that places a high value on appearance, I found myself unable to reconcile taking medication that helped my mind but affected my weight.
“I fought with all my heart to be here, and I’ve been feeling quite down that this one ridiculous thing is keeping me hidden. I’m alive! And what a blessing that is, especially in a season where so many people lost loved ones.
“I also understood something today… that to stay self-conscious about my outer appearance, is to undervalue my inner healing… it’s an injustice to my mind, body & God-given creativity. To look in the mirror and be embarrassed about my scars is to disregard how I got them and belittle what I’ve survived.” (sic)
Tolani further thanked her friends and family who reached out to her and sent her words of encouragement.
She added that she was slowly making her way back to making music as she loves it.