- Bukom Banku stated that he bleached his skin because he expected John Mahama to give him an appointment
- Due to his bleached skin, he earned the nickname 'Banku Fresh' from his fans
Popular Ghanaian boxer, Bukom Banku, has finally opened up on why he bleached his skin.
Banku, according to a report by mynewsgh.com, named veteran Ghanaian musician, Daddy Lumba, and the late Michael Jackson as the people who inspired him to bleach.
YEN.com.gh reported last year that Banku was bleaching in the hopes he would be appointed ambassador to Germany if the then-President John Mahama won reelection.
News that the boxer was bleaching provoked condemnation from many Ghanaians, compelling him to stop.
He subsequently took to reading the Bible and spreading the word of God.
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He nevertheless stated in a recent interview that Daddy Lumba and the late Michael Jackson are the reasons behind his decision to bleach his skin.
He added that after bleaching, he was often referred to as “Banku Fresh”, an accolade that constantly excited him.
He is reported to have earned GHc50,000 from the bout, which took place on Saturday 21st October 2017.
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