Gone are the days when being black was considered beauty, ladies nowadays regard having a lighter skin as the ultimate beauty goals. Video vixen-socialite Vera Sidika has been very vocal about it saying she spent millions on a medical procedure to ‘toa tint’.
While she has money to undergo surgery, others rely on creams found in Nairobi streets, which could be dangerous.
The results could take days, weeks, if not monthss depending on the quality of product you use. Socialite sand celebrity have been in the spotlight for doing it, but at the end of the day it is a personal choice.
It’s not just Kenyan women, but men are also doing it. Sometime back rapper Khaligraph Jones was the butt of peoples jokes after he was accused of skin bleaching. He was a guest on a TV station for an interview, and of course sharp Kenyans noticed his lighter complexion.
He dismissed the rumors, saying that his skin only looks lighter because he’s doing well in life including not being exposed to sun hence contributing to his color.
It turned out to be a stunt and he dropped his hit song by the name (Mask Off).
Controversial gospel artiste Alex Apoko popularly known as ringtone has come out and added his opinion on the bleaching debate. A local daily interviewed the star to get his views on the topic.
The singer says he thinks bleaching is a disgrace against the Most High.
‘If the bible says you were beautifully and wonderfully made, why should you go on bleaching or doing other forms of body modifications?Are you a car?’
He says it should be done only if there are healthy risks and on doctors advice and bleaching should not be entertained. Ringtone is proving to be a responsible member of the society,he has been speaking his mind and he even went into prayer and fasting for socialite Huddah Monroe to accept Jesus in her life.