Bleaching in our part of the world is very common even though the consequences are clear in the eyes of everyone. With the influx of body bleaching creams in this country, you don’t need a rocket scientist to tell you that bleaching of the skin is a lifestyle for some African women.
There have been uncountable awareness campaigns to enlighten people especially, women on the negative effects of skin bleaching but yet it seems not to be going into the ears of most women. They feel special and unique when they see their bleached skin without realizing the damage being caused to their bodies
Madam Akua Donkor, the founder and leader of Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) has descended heavily on Ghanaian women with bleached skins saying, they have turned into ‘tigers’ as a result of their bleached skins.
According to Akua Donkor, African women should just be proud of what God has given to them and stop imitating what God has given to others. She stressed that African women should always look natural as God created them.
“God would be happy if women appreciate what they have”. She said.
“In the past, other race even appreciated the hairdo of Africans. Women hair was very beautiful and appreciable, but today, they all want to be like the Europeans. How can it be possible? She questioned.
She also lambasted women who have made skin bleaching their daily routine or habit by saying, “It doesn’t please God”. She fumed!
Now almost every Ghanaian woman is grossly involved either in making of long fingernails or applying makeup on their face of which Akua Donkor has boldly condemned.
“Most ladies of today wear fake nails as if they are ‘tigers’. Human beings have turned into tigers”, she added.
She advised young Ghanaian ladies to stay away from bleaching and look natural if they really want to be married.