Photos: Meet Nigerian transgender Miss Sahhara

Photos: Meet Nigerian transgender Miss Sahhara

Nigerian transgender, Miss Sahhara, is a model and activist based in the UK.

Photos: Meet Nigerian transgender Miss Sahhara

Miss Sahhara, who used to be known as Clifford Oche when she was a man, said she faced persecution when she was in Nigeria.

Photos: Meet Nigerian transgender Miss Sahhara

She said she was bullied and harassed, and so decided to move to the UK.

Photos: Meet Nigerian transgender Miss Sahhara

Miss Sahhara said moving to the UK saved her from committing suicide.

Photos: Meet Nigerian transgender Miss Sahhara

According to her, the decision to become a transgender was not taken overnight.

Photos: Meet Nigerian transgender Miss Sahhara

“Being a woman and living in your true gender is not a lifestyle. There was no time of epiphany; it’s like someone asking you when you decided to be male or female, am sure your answer will be, since you were born."

Photos: Meet Nigerian transgender Miss Sahhara

"So I have always known that I am female, my brain has always been female.”

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Photos: Meet Nigerian transgender Miss Sahhara

According to her, moving to the UK was her "redemption".

Photos: Meet Nigerian transgender Miss Sahhara

"...it was either staying in Nigeria, continue being bullied, harassed, beaten up, and succeed in killing myself, or moving away to a more open minded society to leave my dreams to my fullest potentials, so I took the latter."

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