by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
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When well-meaning Ghanaians and keen observers submit that the practice of skin bleaching so as to be fair or Caucasian does not pay, some popular Ghanaian entertainers choose to be acerbic. The list is indeed long as Ama Boahemaa, Yvonne Nelson, Bukom Banku, Mercy Asiedu, Nana Ama McBrown can all be cited but singer Mzbel real name Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah has confessed to bleaching since her teens and is now a prisoner of the act.
“Attempts to stop bleaching has been very difficult as the side effects are so clear when I make the attempt…I am able to afford the cream because I have a job that pays well. I regret ever bleaching. I wish I never did bleach. I wish I had someone advising me. Bleaching in James town at the time was common. It wasn’t a big deal at all. I spend GHC1000 to protect my skin against the side effects associated with bleaching,” she rendered on Accra based Starr FM.
Thankfully boxer, Briamah Kamoko under intense pressure relented and got his skin tone back but Mzbel says in her case, when she stops applying the creams, patches develop on her face and body compelling her to continue knowing well the practice does not auger well for her well-being.