For those of you who don’t know who Nefertiti is or have never heard about her until today, welcome to History 101 class.
Coming second only to Cleopatra (know this one?), Nefertiti is the most famous “Queen” of Ancient Egypt in history. This probably stems from the fact that the origin of makeup points to ancient Egypt (as does one of the world’s oldest civilizations), particular Queen Nefertiti who is said to be one of the first women to wear and invent makeup, during ancient Egyptian times. In those times, Nefertiti’s (which means the beautiful one has come) beauty was famous and talked about far and wide, and her name still resounds till this day and maybe, till the end of time. The statue of her bust that is 3300-year-old is one of the most famous pieces of Egyptian history, otherwise called ‘Egyptology’. Nefertiti is such a force to be reckoned with so much that she is a reference point when it comes to icons of female beauty.
Is it then any Wonder that Nileen Namita, 52, decided to undergo over 51 plastic surgeries just to look like Nefertiti? Your guess is as good as mine!
Her journey to transformation started in 1987 after she decided that she had lived as Nefertiti in a past life. During that time, Nileen Namita has spent £200,000 (over N50 million) on her face in order to turn herself into a living sculpture of the ancient Egyptian.
The mother of three, and native of Brighton UK, has had 51 cosmetic surgery operations – including eight nose jobs, three chin implants, one eyebrow lift, three facelifts, six mini facelifts, two lip surgeries, five eye surgeries and 20 minor tweaks – in her efforts to recreate herself in the image of the ‘Beauty of the Nile’.
She said: ‘Throughout my childhood and teen years I had constant vivid dreams of this ancient queen.
‘They were visions of incredible intensity – I could see where she lived, her servants, her rooms, even the food she ate – and although at first I found the dreams frightening, I began to research what they meant.
‘Aged 23 I underwent psychoanalysis with a counselor. Slowly I began to realise that I was having these dreams because I am a reincarnation of Nefertiti.’
And Namita is not done yet. ‘I would like my lips to be made a little finer and plan to have some more surgery on my nose to even out my nostrils,’ she said.
I just want to bring this woman and put her in a mental institution in Nigeria maybe she will re-envision herself as a village farmer who is hardworking, dutiful and responsible to her family and community. Pray deliverance for this woman because apparently, she is troubled!