Nigerian lady Naomi Oni, living in the Uk, who made headlines about two years ago, after been victim of a vicious acid attack which left her facially scarred for life has revealed she has started dating again - and that she is ready to find love after her successful surgery.
Naomi, who was attacked by her friend Mary Konye as she walked home from work, the attack left the 22-year-old's eyelids, eyebrows and some of her hair burn as she was poured acid all over.
Since then, surgeons have painstakingly rebuilt her features and it's given her a new lease on life - so
much so, she has even started dating again.
While her recent relationship didn't work out, Naomi explains that she and the man in question are still friends and that the relationship really boosted her confidence.
Speaking to Closer magazine about her date, Naomi said:
'He said I was gorgeous and completely took me by surprise - he approached me in the street and said he'd read about my story and thought I was so inspirational that he wanted to take me out. Things didn’t work out with the guy I was seeing and we’re just friends, but it’s boosted my self-esteem.
I'm enjoying being single at the moment but I'm ready to fall in love again with the right person.'
Naomi also says she is glad that her former friend got a long prison term but adds that it doesn't change what happened.
She told Closer:
'When I saw my face, I couldn’t stop crying. I thought, "Who’s going to want to marry me like this?" I felt so low, I didn’t want to live.'
Despite her ordeal, Naomi is set on pursuing a career within the fashion and beauty industry and is enjoying single life.
'The guy I was seeing looked past my scars to the person I am inside. It made me realise the attack doesn’t have to ruin my life.' Source