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26 year old Queen Okafor is one of the hairiest women in Nigeria. In an interview with Sunday Sun the Anambra state born lady said she was born without much hair on her body, but gradually began sprouting them five years ago, at age 21.


In this Sun interview, Queen talks about the challenges of living with such unique features and how she's dealt with it all these years.
“My name is Queen Nonyerem Okafor. I am from Anambra State. We are five children from our parents, three girls and two boys. I inherited the hairs from my mum and it runs in the family. Once you get to 21 to 23 years  in our family, you start experiencing hair growth. I am 26 years old now, when I was in secondary school, much hairs were not on my body. It started when I finished my secondary school. I am not granting you this interview as if I need help or money, no! I want to tell my story and what it means to be a hairy woman. All I need is for an NGO to take up my case as a woman with abnormal conditions and also to act in the movie industry.” Continue...
“The first time it started to grow on my body, I was ashamed, but someone advised me that I shouldn’t bother, that it is a blessing not a curse. The person told me that I am unique, besides, wherever I go, I would be recognised. She advised me that I shouldn’t be ashamed, rather that I should be proud of myself. It was her that gave me strength and boosted my self esteem. Some people think that I am a man. Some think I fixed my breast to deceive people. Men especially find it difficult to believe that I am a woman. It was when we interact that most men are reassured that I am a woman. It has made me to be very popular and recognised in public. It has boosted my confidence to socialize. People want to identify with me to know the stuff I am made of. Some want to find out where this girl is coming from. People call and dash me money because of my hairy nature, but I don’t beg for money.”

“Before the advice came, I was asking God why all these now? I was thinking of what to rub to clear the hair from my skin. I rubbed tortoise faeces and a lot of things people recommend for me to use, but it didn’t remove them, rather it caused more harm than good as I started growing bumps and sores while the hair was still coming out. So, I stopped rubbing those things. I suffered those lumps trying to stop the growth,” she narrated.

“When there is much heat, I feel terrible, it doesn’t itch but it really inconveniences me most times. That`s why I have to wear or put on light cloths because sweat soaks my dress when I go out. Once you see me, you know that heat is dealing with me as a result of my hairy skin. I used to shave it off but if I want to shave all, it will cause me lumps all over my body. She said she had not taken the medical option seriously. “I have not gone to hospital. I don’t care anymore because it is from within my blood and it is  hereditary. I don’t need it because I can`t be using my money on something that refuses to free me. A doctor had advised that surgery can remove it, but not in Nigeria. Maybe outside the country, but I am not interested.”

"A man that is meant for me will come when the time comes. It is not a problem. I will get married, after all, there are other disabled people that are married despite their condition. When I was 18 or 19 years old, I was supposed to have married, but it was just that the man was a hot tempered person. He was my suitor and we ended it there. He was seeing the hair coming little by little. People are appreciating me and a lot of people are still coming for my hand in marriage.  I have been seeing many men coming to ask me for relationship, even one claimed he is from a European country that he came back to Nigeria to look for a woman to marry. But most men just want a fling, they don’t want serious relationship. I was doubting if he was real or not. I have admirers just like every other girl. Most times, I have admires more than normal girls. But most men are not sincere,  my mother would say that love is not by lip service. I have been hearing things like, I want to marry you, but after sleeping with you, the man will end up dumping you for another woman. My boyfriend likes me the way I look and I have not been dumped because I am hairy. Men don’t break my heart. I don’t trust men easily because I wouldn’t allow myself to have emotional breakdown. I can`t wait for my heart to be broken. In my village, an old woman has advised that she knows that I am not yet married, but I should believe that my own person is coming. She said that when my husband will come, I will find it difficult to believe that the man is my own. She told me that is how her own daughter looks. But now I have come to appreciate how I am created,” she said.


“I came to Lagos last year to see whether I can stay in Lagos or not. Other times I have been coming and going. But the truth is that I have been enjoying my stay in Lagos now because something good is happening. Anytime I go out, people will notice my presence and look at me. For instance, the first time I went to Ladipo Market, people besieged me, both traders and touts snapping me with their phones and video. You would be shocked how they gathered and caused chaotic situation that day, you would have written it as big news, to the extent that I went to a shopping complex and they started clapping for me, calling me Eze Nwanyi, which means Queen. They were hailing me so much. It was the most embarrassing day of my life. The traders and touts left what they were doing to follow me around and saying all sorts of things, if not for one man that offered to give us a lift, we wouldn’t have escaped those boys. There was a time I went to Alaba International Market with a sister and traders were peeping through the window to see my face and they were saying, ‘she is all hairs oh!’ Someone has stepped down from a bus because of me, a lady. Both of us were entering a bus at Mile 2 and immediately she glanced at me she changed her mind and immediately alighted from the bus despite that the bus conductor was urging her to enter, that was the only time someone refused to ride in the same bus with me."

"If I have the opportunity of becoming an actress, I can do that but it is to get the right person to help me. I need somebody to help me because I am perfect in everything I do. I need someone to put me through but people tell me that for some producers or directors, all they are after is to sleep with you.  I have not encountered that yet, but people have been telling me to be careful. People get easily attracted to me.

"Why I pieced my nose was because it is fashionable, though I know I look weird already, I don’t give a hoot. It is my body,  I accept the fact that I am strange. A woman has toasted me at Elegushi Beach while I was there with my friends. On that day, she called me and gave me her complimentary card and begged me to hop into her car, but I refused. She insisted and begged to be my friend, but my mind told me that she is a lesbian and she was inviting me to Ajah. I turned her offer down because I know that most lesbians are into cultism. Some women will see me and extol my qualities, saying that they see women with hairs but that my own is the highest. In fact, one said I am the queen of hairy women. I met a guy at a supermarket and he was obsessed about me, before you knew it, he started telling me that he liked me, that I am beautiful and all that. Normal toasting, I thought he was like every other man as usual,  but after the toasting, he went straight to the point, to tell me that he would like to have sex with me through my anus, promising to give me half a million naira. But I rejected it immediately, God forbid! I can`t tamper with my anus.  I stopped seeing him and refused to pick his calls. I can`t do that. Another man begged me to bear him a child that will look like me, also promising to reward me handsomely. When I am praying, I plea with God to help me overcome them. Nobody can rape me because I am fearful, but men see me and get sexually aroused because I look special because of the hairy skin, but I have not been embarrassed or raped. Being hairy gives me protection as people see me and get afraid of me. Those guys who attack people see me and hail me. They will not like to do anything bad to me."

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  1. wow! Am speechless, maybe from d pedigree of Esau the son of Jacob. Envy ur hirsute nature dear. Infact ur wonderfully made.

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  2. eeh! Wondering how the internal parts will be since d external looks so extra ordinary. Congrat hairy cunt.

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  3. There is nothing unusual about hair. She should live her normal life.

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  4. I admire your courage and your uniqueness, however it is not a disability, if i must say you are quite cute and beautiful. You need to see a qualified medical doctor who will refer you to good endocrinologist who will assess you and determine the appropriate management. Best wishes

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  5. Sister pray and ask God to use your unusual gift to call peopleunto salvation.

    Many people are looking for what to attract crowd so that they can preach to them, ut here you have it already.

    1. You have a gifted look that attracts soul to you.

    2. Your speech above if you really said all these yourself, shows you are gifted in words also

    3. If you need anything physical to sustain yourself, you don't need any adjustment to make you be a very good advert agents and you can become a millionaire overnight.

    Remember people like Aki and Pawpaw. They are celebrated today and they never need any medical treatment.

    You are not abnormal, you are only different and unique.

    The only problem is that majority are not hairy like you. Think of a situation where everyone of us is hairy like you and there is a single person without the hair, what will they say?

    They will say the person is abnormal.

    My sister, you are SPECIAL AND UNIQUE.

    ONLY STRIVE MORE TO BRING SOMETHING GOOD OUT OF YOUR UNIQUENESS

    THINK OF WHAT AKI AND PAWPAW FACED IN THEIR EARLY STAGE IN LIFE,

    REMEMBER THAT THERE WAS A TIME THAT EVEN A BLACK SKIN LOOKS ABNORMAL TO THOSE WHO ARE WHITE AND THINK OF WHAT BLACK SKIN PEOPLE FACED BY THEN, BUT NOW THE BLACK SKIN IS RULING THE WORLD

    SISTER DREAM BIG AND BECOME GREAT.

    YOU ARE SPECIAL

    SIMPLE

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  6. The lady should be screened for Polycystic ovarian syndrome by visiting a gynaecologist,excess. Hair on the face or body in a woman is one key signs,of course other risks will also be analysed ,cheers

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  7. Queen, l must say this to you with all my hearth that you are indeed beautiful. Today is a very important day to Christians, God Almighty will richly bless you if you totally submit yourself to servr him. Please do not go to the movie industry. Note that you are normal and you never mentioned that you went to university. I may support the course of you getting educated to enable you know your right and talk to the right people

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    1. You re indeed special.

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  8. Did I hear her say "QUEEN"? No! She must be KING OKAFOR. For me U're more of a MALE than FEMALE. In this light I recommend U to that HOSPITAL in the USA, where former FCT QUEENS footballer, Iyabo was transformed to JOHNSON. If U need his address just call or text me on 08149441119.

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  9. I wish I will have someone like her as my partner bcos lv hair on a women body, Dear b proud of urself so many out there are longing to be with. U including ME

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