Tolani, a Nigerian sonorous singer and daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola, has revealed that for over a year, she has been battling with an ailment.
The songstress took to her Instagram account on Tuesday to reveal her ordeal.
According to her, the treatment of the ailment has affected her appearance and confidence. However, she assured her friends and fans that she is recuperating.
She wrote, â€œFor over a year now, Iâ€™ve been very social media shyâ€¦ life shy if Iâ€™m being honest. Last year l was diagnosed with a condition & it was the toughest season of my lifeâ€¦ But with God and some really special people by my side, I made it through.
â€œI grow stronger every day and the worst of it has passedâ€¦ but there have been a few after-effects of my treatment, one of which has greatly affected my confidenceâ€¦ because itâ€™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.
â€œI fought with all my heart to be here, and Iâ€™ve been feeling quite down that this one ridiculous thing is keeping me hidden. Iâ€™m alive! And what a blessing that is, especially in a season where so many people lost loved ones.
â€œI also understood something todayâ€¦ that to stay self-conscious about my outer appearance, is to undervalue my inner healingâ€¦ itâ€™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 Iâ€™ve survived.â€
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.