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A TV station rejected me for being dark-skinned – The Trend’s Cindy Ogana

I wasn’t selected because of my skin colour and hair - She revealed.

“I was in a reality show on TV where they were looking for a presenter and it did not help that one of the criteria why I wasn’t selected was my skin colour and hair. My hair was a topic the judges mentioned but then again remember it was a different time where you could not be a broadcaster when you had dreadlocks. It was seen as unkempt and it was seen as unruly. You had to have a weave and you had to have the skin tone,” Cindy disclosed on Ebru TV’s ‘Let’s Talk Show’

She also revealed that her skin colour and dreadlocks were not the only things that were keeping her from the job as she was also not big on using makeup, something which is required of a news anchor. “I am dark skinned, I have my dreads and I have my big mouth and then I’m also not very keen on the makeup and everything,” She revealed.

While many people would have been crushed by this rejection, Cindy disclosed that this rejection only further cemented her steadfastness in being her natural self and embracing her melanin.

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“Leaving that show further cemented my resolve to always be natural, to never bleach myself. Whatever season my womanhood takes me through whether its my menses, my pregnancy I will always be natural and will always keep my natural hair.” Cindy Ogana said.

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