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Tinsel Star Abiola Segun Williams is the Cover Star of Genevieve Magazine’s October Issue

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October final-1On the cover of Genevieve Magazine this October is Abiola Segun Williams who plays Titi K, Shalewa’s mum in “Tinsel”.

She opens up for the first time on her battle with Scleroderma an auto- immune rheumatic disease that affects the skin and some organs of the body.

Talking about her experience, she said “At the early stage, I didn’t know what the problem was. I was my own doctor, I read everything on the Internet that seemed to relate with my symptoms. I noticed my teeth had problems, my limbs became heavy to move, my feet, hands, and face were swollen. I went very dark and my skin began to harden, itch and became very scaly. I was in pain twenty-four seven”’.

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Talking about how she dealt with the many physical changes, she says ‘I basically stopped looking in the mirror. I told myself this was only a phase I was passing through. My face had changed completely. My skin looked absolutely scary. I was as skinny as a rake but my focus was my health rather than how I looked. I was in too much pain now to care about my looks.”

Read more in Genevieve Magazine.

Credits:
Styling: Ifeoma Odogwu @Hyperfashun
Photography: Moussa Moussa @Iammoussamoussa
Make Up: Joanne Sanni For Zaron @Zaroncosmetics
Hair: Austine Afaha for Tasala Hq @Tasalahq
Fashion Assistant: Annette Odimegwu

9 Comments

  1. Wale

    October 13, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Am so shocked to read this! My people, let us try to be nice to everyone, who knows she is going through this!

  2. PEPSIN

    October 13, 2016 at 10:52 am

    OMG, this is a shock. I have been woundering why for awhile she has not been on the screen. i pray you get well soon

  3. Victor Adegoke

    October 13, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Eeya! I feel sorry, hope for faster recovery.

  4. Somtoo

    October 13, 2016 at 11:33 am

    You are a very brave woman. Thank you for doing this and letting people know about this disease.

  5. Prince

    October 13, 2016 at 11:58 am

    She’s one of my favorite on Tinsel with Brenda. The Good Lord will perfect your health in Jesus Name.

  6. serendipity

    October 13, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    she’s a very brave person, I pray God strengthens you through this phase of your life. By the way whenever I see her on screen, what comes to my mind is an older version of Oge Okoye, beautiful woman.

  7. o

    October 13, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    O my! Thanks for speaking up about this. Never heard of it before. Will read up on the condition. Get well soon ma’am

  8. Didi U

    October 14, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Thank you for sharing, This has pointed many in a new direction of answers. God bless and lift you. Get well soon….

  9. tunmi

    October 14, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    And some people will fat shame others..

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