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Why aren't women embracing their beauty?

23 September 2015, 10:18 Martin Beck Nworah

During my teenage ages, sometime around 15 or 16, I really starred at the boobs and backside of a lady in admiration. For the first time in my life, I quickly analyzed the figure of a lady (I think the lady should be around 22 or 23 years at the time given her body contours) and smiled sheepishly to myself. Well, I later went home and cautioned myself against such looking because in the future, it will hurt my life's vision and damage my bank account (s). Chai MBN, did you implement the advice? "Na you sabi."

Recently, I met the lady at a local supermarket and after exchanging pleasantries, I took out time to admire her again but in a different way this time around. Her once robust and factory fitted boobs were almost popping out of her red gown. The backside that made Martin Beck Nworah remember Flavour's song "...because your waist 34, your hips 44 and you're 24..." has now turned into something else that would make one purge. Her once ebony black skin is now half white and half charcoal. And to crown it all, she had this accent that made me wonder if she's not staying in the same ghetto as me. My once figure 8 babe has now turned into figure "whatever you may call it" .

My story is not a fictitious story and this is really bothering me. Why are ladies so insecure about their looks and especially their body shape these days?  The confidence is totally lacking and with the social media influence, everyone wants to look like Amber Rose, Nicki Minaj television or Kim Kardarshian (please what's her talent again?). This insecurity of looks has led many young ladies into altering their beautiful body shape and becoming monsters, always injecting one stuff or the other to stay in shape. And guys are not even helping matters because virtually everyone needs a lady with big boobs, flat tummy and heavy backside. The need for a fair skinned lady is not even helping matter at all.

If you are reading this piece and you are not sure whether you are beautiful or not, I want to tell you that I admire you, just the way you are. Are you thinking of enhancing your boobs, backside, go under the knife and perform series of surgeries to look like Queen Barbie, I dare to say you don't need it. If you need to be loved, you don't have to alter your looks to please the world, your girlfriends, spouse, boyfriend or whoever insulted you. You are my figure 8 babe and someone deserving of you will appreciate you, just the way you are.

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Being Martin Beck Nworah has afforded me the opportunity of having so many beautiful female friends. Believe me, if you are as handsome, cute and rich as I am, they will break the skies just to be with you. And when I say beautiful; I mean the short and tall ladies, the fair and dark ladies, heavily endowed and 'just there' ladies and believe me, I cherish all of them because they are unique and special in their own way. I see no reason why you must put implants in your boobs to feel more confident. What about the babies milk? And you know your spouse may sometimes want to partake in the drinking when the need arises. Do you want to starve them of their fundamental family rights?

Don't change to make the world happy, change to make yourself happy. In the end my dearest figure 8 babe, nobody will feel the pains you are going through to maintain that body. The cost of maintenance may be too high and you will start to 'runz' that same body to get enough money to maintain it. Its a crazy lifestyle not worthy of mention at all. Why not make it simple? Why not have fun and enjoy the beautiful body God has given you? If you had a serious accident and the need for the surgery arises, that's a different case and I may approve of that depending on the circumstances surrounding it.

Above all my darling figure 8 babe, you are beautiful and special. The world wants to see and hear your unique story. Don't try so hard to fit in, be outstanding. And believe me, there's always that special someone who will value and appreciate you just the way you are. All these beautiful gowns sold in the market are not for fancy, buy some and beautify that perfect body God has given you. No money? You can call "Edu Brazil, Ichie China na Japan on 080-Martin-Beck-Nworah" . 

Till we get to the Promised Land, I shall be waiting for when you will pass me a glass of water and thank God for the gift of grace for the race.

- MyNews24

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