Here's the thing. Yoruba actress, Susan Maxwell, who bleached her skin, had this to say to The Nation
“Many people are of the opinion that light-skinned ladies are more attractive, and everything they wear shows off better and that is why I am here to help people enhance their complexion.
I used to be very dark; I never thought I could become as fair as I am. I did it because I want to practice what I preach. I want them to see me and be blown away, especially those who knew me when I was dark. Because what I’m giving people isn’t something that would damage their skin but repair their skin, I use it on myself as well. If I wasn’t in this line of business, I probably wouldn’t have toned my skin at all. I don’t call it bleaching. I call it skin restoration.
Most of my clients are above 18, and if they want to be white, I give them what they want. Black is beautiful, but I have no qualms with enhancing your complexion. 80% of Nigerian men want their women to be fair. They want a lady that draws attention to them. I’ve worked with many married women who complain of their men staring at fair women and they say to me, “Susan, make me fair, I want to be attractive to my man!”So black people's skin are damaged and need repair? Na wa. Btw guys, do you want ladies that draw attention to themselves? I would have thought you wanted it the other way round? Anyway, Beat FM OAP, Olisa Adibua, fired back. See what he said after the cut + Pictures of the transformed Susan
During his 'Morning Rush' show on Radio on the 6th of May, Olisa said,
''I think it is disgusting and horrible.I don't believe most Nigerian men love women with fair skin... In fact, being natural is most preferable.''Most women who bleach end up with darker knuckles and knees like its not part of their bodies. They also have a very horrible smell.'On his hair preference, he said,
"Natural hair gets me.I believe I can achieve without a weave.''
While i want to believe him...i find it very hard to. Cause it's still these same 9ja men that carries the gospel of 'Pls look Natural' that you see flaunting very 'not-natural' women. Most times i think guys say stuff like this to appear 'good' but in reality they run after ladies with artificial boobs, nails, eyebrows and the likes....you could correct me if i'm wrong.
See new 'white' pics of Susan Maxwell below,