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‘I mixed creams with lemon for bleaching’ – Singer, Tiwa Savage recounts challenges with her skin colour

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Sensational singer, Tiwa Savage has recounted some of the challenges she had with her skin colour while growing up.

According to the mother of one in a recent interview with allure magazine, she felt so much pressure being a black woman and this made her attempted bleaching by mixing different creams with lemon but her mother found out and was disappointed.

In her words;

“I actually did try to bleach my skin when I was about, I think 14 or 15 years. Even now I have patches on my back. My mom was cleaning my room and saw the cream that I used to mix with lemons. She wasn’t angry. it was more her disappointment. So I stopped but I was always insecure about being dark”

Speaking further, the 41-year-old said;

“I have a platform and I’m digging more into my responsibility for younger people,” she says. . When I started my career I wasn’t embracing who I was fully yet because I was just trying to crack into the market,” she says. “My first two singles were very American and it wasn’t very African. But then, as time went on, I just started seeing how powerful my platform was and how mothers would say, ‘My little girl really looks up to you.’

“And I feel like there’s so much pressure now and it’s going to get even worse with social media and there needs to be a balance. There need to be some people that are not too perfect. I know we want to look good. I don’t want to be out there looking jacked up, but I also want to look relatable.” she revealed.

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