Saturday, October 29, 2005

Is Oprah A Beautiful Woman?


Oprah Winfrey needs no introduction to billions of people who must have watched her celebrated "Oprah Winfrey Show" all over the world. And she is world famous for her generosity. I mean Lady Oprah has shown more kindness to more people all over the world than any woman in history. And she is still doing more and more and more.
But, what makes Oprah so popular? Her good looks or her good works?

Of course, Oprah is not Miss America and she does not pretend to be the sexiest woman alive. But without make up, is Oprah a beautiful woman?

Remove all the make-up and make-over from all the celebrated women in showbiz, and let us see their real looks. Will you still holler and stutter when you see them in their bedrooms immediately as they wake up?

The beauty in Oprah is not her famous weight-loss program or pearly-white flashing teeth and wonderful smiles. But her love for humankind. Her peaceful spirit. The beauty of her culture and the beauty of her milk of human kindness. And this is the real essence of human existence.

Oprah Winfrey actually looks like an Igbo woman in the villages of Eastern Nigeria without her make-up or make-over and she reminds me of my aunt. And I love her.
I will prefer to go out with the real Oprah without the aesthetics of Hollywood cosmetics. No designer clothes and perfume. Imagine Oprah in an African scarf we call "Gele", wrappers of African textile print and simple African "Made in Nigeria" slippers and handbag. And that is my own ideal Oprah Winfrey. And I would be glad and grateful to love her heart and soul.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen to all you say about Oprah. I'm an American white woman. I follow Nigerian news as much as possible because my son and his family live there. He married an Igbo woman and they have a new baby boy. I found this blog and others and I read it to get a sense of the ideas and culture of Nigeria. Oprah is as much admired in this country.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Thank you Ma'am,

I am an Igbo Prince and I am happy your son married an Igbo woman.

If you need any information on Nigeria let me know. And just in case, you are concerned over anything about Nigeria let me know. Because, majority of those in Nigeria are very beautiful and wonderful people. But, the fringe elements give a wrong impression. And we have to portray the true image of the most exotic country in Africa. Most people don't even know that there are cable cars in Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your response. My son loves Nigeria and its people. I have met some Nigerians in this country and I am impressed with their warmth and kindness. Do you think my son and his family will suffer because he is white and she is black? What are the attitudes of Nigerians about racially mixed marriages? Will the baby be accepted? I hope these questions aren't insulting. As you may know racial prejudice is a problem in this country although it is getting to be less of a problem. From what I know of Nigerian people they are wonderful people. Of course there are bad apples in any barrel. That's human nature. I have not met his wife and child because she doesn't have her visa yet and I can't travel. But I am so, so eager to see them. They just spent a week visiting Lagos and Abuja. They took the same flight to Abuja on the Wednesday before the crash. They had to leave Abuja on Sunday after the crash and my daughter-in-law didn't want to fly. But they had to return to Port Harcourt and all went well. Thank you.