It looks like Ghanaian singer, Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah aka Mzbel, will not be giving up bleaching anytime soon as she has revealed in an interview that, stopping will be a hard thing for her to do.
The singer and one time actress who was on Starr FM’s morning show said anytime she attempted quitting, dark patches begin to form on her skin; forcing her to go back to using the bleaching products.
“Attempts to stop bleaching have been very difficult as the side effects are so clear when I make the attempt…I am able to afford the cream because I have a job that pays well.
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Mzbel blamed her upbringing in Jamestown, a suburb in Accra for her initiation into the lifestyle of bleaching which apparently cost her a lot of money to maintain.
“Bleaching in James Town at the time was common. It wasn’t a big deal at all,” she said, adding, “There are some bleaching products that cost GH¢1,000 which last for just three weeks.”
She also expressed regret for altering the colour of her skin and wish she had a better upbringing.
“I regret ever bleaching. I wish I never did bleach. I wish I had someone advising me,” Mzbel said.
The controversial musician disclosed that she now has a foundation through which she uses to advise teenagers against bleaching and teenage pregnancy.
“Whenever I have the opportunity to go to James Town to do charity work, we talk about teenage pregnancy and skin bleaching, and I always use myself as an example.