Didi Ekanem, a Nollywood actress, has said that fellow actress Mercy Johnson made women in Nigeria begin to embrace their curviness.

The actress in a series of posts shared to her Instastories on Thursday said she used to be bullied as a young girl due to her curvy nature.

According to her, she is going to open a YouTube channel to tell her fans how she used to be bullied in secondary school for being curvy. Didi said she severally prayed to God for her curvy figure to be taken away from her.

“I’m going to open a YouTube channel so I can tell you guys about me, my body, how I used to be bullied in secondary school for being curvy.

“How I used to cry endlessly at nights and prayed to God to deflate my bum cos of mockery. Growing up as a young girl, it was tough,” she swrote.

The actress added: “Mercy Johnson literally made curvy women in Nigeria to start embracing their beauty. The way she was so confident in her body was mind-blowing and I remember wishing to be like her always. That’s how she became my favourite Nigerian actress and not to mention her strong acting prowess.”