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 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 blued 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’ ‘sellout’ 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.