Popular Nigerian dancer, Korra Obidi is reclaiming her “blackness” after being trolled for getting married to a white man.
The mum of one, who is married to American chiropractor, Dr. Dean Justin, took to her Instagram page to reveal that she was made to feel like a sellout for marrying outside her race despite being a proudly black woman.
According to the Delta state-born performer, some people opined that marrying a white man would make her lose her blackness. She has however come out to say being with a white man doesn’t make her less black.
So, it’s no story I got married to a blued eyed, blonde American man and I get a lot of opinions daily about my choice of a partner.
‘Can’t believe you’re with him’
‘a nubian queen like you need some good D’
If you eat pineapples enough, you begin to smell like one.
I started to feel like a ‘sellout’,
Doubts and Questions Like ‘Korra,
if you are so black and proud, why did you marry ‘white’?
Then I remember, I didn’t choose love, Love chose me, it is divine and beyond me. And what I can’t control, shouldn’t make me feel less of me.
Today I reclaim my Blackness!
Who I choose to love doesn’t make me less black.
Love who you want. Blue white or green. Love knows no color.
I am #blackAF straight from the motherland and that’s on my mother.”
See her post below,