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“It’s Not Nice Being Called Ugly, ” Muvhango’s Susan

Popular for her role as the Chief of Thathe’s first wife on SABC 2 soapie Muvhango, Maumela Mahuwa admitted that she hadn’t always been the confident and bubbly person she appeared to be on social media.

Its a very good morning #feeling #centered #iamhere #gueendom #ruler #brownskindelight #alishaorji #iamdrfrank #lufi-d #thandekathando

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She spoke to Drum Magazine about how being called ugly made her feel. “When I agreed with them that I was ugly, I stopped loving myself… When you are told you are too dark, short, your nose is flat and your lips are too big, you start to believe you are really ugly. I saw nothing beautiful in me,” she told Drum.

After a 36-year battle with her self-esteem, the actress said she is now able to post images of herself on Instagram, she feels good about herself and is confident in her own skin. She is now a preacher, singer and motivational speaker.

Muvenda mubikwa na ibve @alishaorji @IamDrFrank #heritage #culture #name

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Igbo language .give me few minutes @Drfrankorjie

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