Entertainment of Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Source: Ebenezer Donkoh
After news broke of Ghanaian actor Yvonne Nelson registering her displeasure at comments by ace Ghanaian broadcaster Kwasi Kyei Darkwah aka KKD concerning his skin colour, the broadcaster has indirectly thrown a word of advice to all his friends on Facebook which somehow seems an indirect advice to Yvonne.
The broadcaster is believed to have stated that Yvonne Nelson had bleached her skin, something that never sounded well with the actress.
Check out the post by KKD as it was on Facebook.
“Black is beautiful.
Love the skin you are in. If you have bad rashes, deal with them through a doctor and his/her medical prescriptions.
But please SAY NO TO BLEACHING!
Many otherwise pretty women today have weak skins on burnt faces, bosoms, arms, thighs and legs caused by the bleaching they denied they were doing in their youth.
As global warming makes our part of the world even hotter, and skins in tropical climes get darker to better protect us from the harsh rays of the sun, daughters of a proud black nation that spearheaded the independence revolution south of the unforgiving Sahara desert are getting quizzically lighter. Hmmmm.
Whilst bleaching remains off the radar in many educated & well-to-do African and Caribbean homes, it is saddening that the poor, illiterates in dire need of any passing act to imitate may just photocopy this needless practice of bleaching to the point where their elbows and knees will be nearly opposite in complexion to their cheeks and bosoms. Men, women, boys and girls are equally gullible as evidenced by some performers and their herd of sheep.
Black comes in many beautiful shades and hues; from the deepest ebony and mahogany to the richest chocolate and the softest caramel. From the beautiful and dignified Lupita Nyong’o, the dark and lovely Ini Edo and Emelia Brobbey through the sweet and sexy Jackie Appiah and Martha Ankomah, the classy Mrs Beyonce Carter, Mrs Afua Amoah Amofah And Halle Berry to the happy Juliet Ibrahim and Tracee Ellis Ross and many many more popular and unknown.
It is possible to be born this way and to LOVE THE BLACK YOU ARE IN.
As for the drunk who refuses to heed the barman’s caution about another one for the road, he still has a homeward journey and the whole of tomorrow to contend with. Skin, like hips, dont lie. Ask the blessed Michael Jackson. Time will tell.”