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Entertainment of Wednesday, 15 September 2021


'Who I choose to love doesn't make me less black' - Nigerian dancer, Kora Obidi

Kora Obidi with her family Kora Obidi with her family

Popular dancer, Korra Obidi is reclaiming her 'Blackness' after being made to feel like a sellout for marrying outside her race.

The Delta state-born performer is married to an American chiropractor, Dr Dean Justin and they both have a daughter together.

Obidi, who is expecting her second child, took to Instagram on Tuesday, September 14 to reveal that she has faced criticisms because she chose to be with a white man despite her being proudly black.

She wrote, "So, it's no story I got married to a blue-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."