One of Ghana’s controversial female musicians, Mzbel has said she tried bleaching her skin when she was a teenager.
According to her, she took to bleaching then because it was the norm in Jamestown, a suburb of Accra, where she grew up.
The musician disclosed this on Accra-based Class FM Thursday while she expressed her opinion on skin bleaching.
“Skin bleaching, I think, is bad. If you don’t do it right, you will end up having cancer. I grew up in Jamestown where, at a certain age, if you don’t bleach your skin you don’t know what’s up. If you don’t have a child so they can have an outdooring on the street, you don’t know what’s up. So by the age of 14, you start buying cream. And they only bleach their face. …It was a trend and once your face is bright, it’s OK. So I have tried it before, I have tried skin bleaching because then, that was the thing there and all my life I grew up in Jamestown until I was done with high school,” she said.
YEN.com.gh reported this week that former singer and failed politician, Diamond Appiah shared a picture of Mzbel on Instagram alleging that the musician is bleaching.