The madness around skin bleaching has been a culture among Nigerian women and even some men. And one thing we must come to accept as a people is the fact that the few popular people amongst us are a projection of who we are.
Makes me wonder why you will see trolls blasting celebrities for their mistakes on social media while they do the same thing in their closets. Back to bleaching, TV commercials, advert companies, the movie industry, and the media generally are not helping matters when skin color is involved. Despite movements such as Black is Beautiful, Black Don’t Crack and lots of other slogans, many people feel being of lighter skin is more attractive.
Below is a list of Nigerian celebrities who have bleached their skins
Social media personality and Nigerian crossdresser Bobrisky who is known as a transgender woman in Nigeria, a country with no LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) right, is in the beauty business, so little wonder he/she has to advertise what he is selling. Bobrisky sells cream too so she wowed fans when he moved from dark to fair skin, drawing the attention of those interested in skin lightening and transgender issues.
Curvy Nigerian Yoruba actress Foluke Daramola-Salako is one of the celebrities who lightened her skin from being chocolate to fair. She was nominated for Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2013. Daramola is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University. In 1998, she made her film debut in a series titled Palace. She has starred in many movies including Durodola and Above Law.
Entrepreneur, vlogger, and author Toke Makinwa does not joke when it comes to beauty and lifestyle. Toke wasn’t as light as she currently is. Bleaching cream won and worked magic on the brand influencer. You can take a cue from Toke or better still buy from TM Luxury which houses creams and other beauty items you might need.
42-year-old Nigerian film actress, director, and producer Iyabo Ojo is on this bleaching circle as well. The mom of two is also a beauty influencer and so her skin speaks louder than words in this case. She has featured in over 150 films and still counting.
36-year-old Nigerian actress and singer Dayo Amusa, who studied Food Science and Technology at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic before commencing her acting career in 2002 also benefited from the bleaching cream association of Nigeria alongside her colleagues. Dayo is the first child in a family of five, she won Nollywood Female Face Of The Year 2017 Pink Awards and Best Actress Indigenous Nollywood Movies Awards 2014.