A young Nigerian model and video vixen identified as Vivian Adenijo has continued to be a source of inspiration to many people.
The 23-year-old beauty queen disclosed to Muse.ng that it wasn’t easy for her as a young girl living with albinism.
According to the former Miss Osun State, she was discriminated against while growing up due to the colour of her skin.
In her words: ”It wasn’t easy, the general knowledge of being different amongst everyone around you, the discrimination for a young girl child and having to be treated differently wasn’t something to joke around with. While saying this, I am not excluding the good parts of all this.”
Featuring in Beyoncé’s Brown Skin Girl video
Recalling featuring as a video vixen in Beyoncé’s Brown Skin Girl video, Vivian said she never knew she was going for the visual of the Grammy Award-winning song when she left home on the day it was shot.
She said: “Leaving my house on that day I didn’t know which shoot I was going for, I got to know about being on set for Brown Skin Girl when I got there.
“So mentally I was confused as to why I was on set since I am not a brown skin person. But I was happy because I was on another big project of my career.”
Vivian has also featured in the music videos of Wizkid and Burna Boy.
The young lady, who is a former contestant for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, has worked with brands like Maggie, Sparkles Bank, House of Tara, amongst others.
Vivian said her definition of success is being a source of inspiration to others, adding that she’s happy that people are inspired by her.
The young lady said she gets messages from strangers who let her know how inspiring she has been to them.
Vivian admitted that the discrimination against people living with albinism has reduced in recent times. According to the young lady, this is largely due to the fact that people living with albinism are now setting standards in their fields.