Helen Paul, the Nigerian comedienne and actress, says she hid her pain from fans and friends after she was involved in an accident.
The 43-year-old comedienne took to her Instagram page on Sunday to share photos of the injury she sustained to her head after the car crash in Abuja.
She said she would often use dark sun shades to conceal her black eye but many people assumed it was a show of pride.
“I suffered a concussion to my head and had to wear sunglasses for a while. When taking pictures, I would leave my sunglasses on and many complained that I didn’t want my face to show in pictures with them,” she wrote.
“Some even assumed I was being proud, being a star. They were totally oblivious of the true situation.
“Not all things are truly what they appear to be. Many are hiding a lot and showing the best side on social media. Focus on the majors and forget the minors.”
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In 2019, Paul had eulogised her mother and recalled how she was referred to as a “bastard” for being born out of rape.
“I grew up hearing from family members; being called ‘bastard’ and each time I asked, [mum] said ‘Olorun lon wo omo were, Olorun ma wo e‘ meaning God watches over the child of a mad person, he’d watch over you,” she had said.
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