I know the weekend is up in Nigeria but seeing as there is a holiday today, tz technically still a weekend, yeah? Cool.
Sorry we missed the bants last weekend. Days morph into days for me and I cannot coman goan kee myself biko. But just as I was going to let this weekend go by again with the cobwebs still gathering here, I stumbled on a picture and post on Heather’s amazing blog. She said something about complaining to God that she was too busy to write her book(s) and God told her that she would even get busier and those excuses are not valid so find a way girl. So she decided to write even while she expressed as she was a nursing mama too. I spend an awful time expressing (I have a lazy nurser, sigh!!!and I have to keep my milk supply up as I am exclusively breastfeeding for 6months) so I decided I would invest that time too so here we are today, expressing and blogging.
Talk about win-win!!!
Ok on to today’s gist…
It was when our Comrade Adams Oshio wedded his absolutely GORGEOUS wifey and Nigerian Twitter went crazy that I truly began to take this whole lightskin/laiskin/yellow pawpaw biz seriously.
A lot of people went on and on about her color with some HATURRZ saying she ain’t so pretty, but for the skin color. Kai, Nigerians.
Of course there is this age long debate about how being laiskinned gets you more open doors/favours in Nigeria/Africa especially than the dark skinned folks e.g. jobs (corporate, modelling, acting, etc. Showbiz generally), and of course, toasters, hence the propensity for ladies especially to start to bleach, or in the more politically correct term, tone. And that’s not entirely wrong. For example, I absolutely love the Chinda character on the drama series, CALABASH. She is practically WHITE and I think she is beautiful.
And on Tinsel, Bimpe’s color intrigues me more than her acting. She too is almost white lol.
To the best of my knowledge, both ladies are naturally laiskinned babes.
Personally, I don’t think I know anyone who bleaches or maybe I haven’t looked/cared hard enough to notice but un-personally, especially on TV/online, I know quite a bit, especially the show biz ones. I really don’t care neither do I judge, I just find it absolutely interesting. I have never been so light skinned but I was certainly lighter younger than I am now and it has never bothered me to use anything more than my coconut oil for my skin.
I also think MORE OFTEN THAN NOT laiskinned ladies are the ones who glow even more during pregnancy.
We the darker skinned ones just burn more lol. Of course aside from this being my opinion, there are exceptions to this, as in every rule.
I knew I was having a boy and even though I wanted him to grow into Tall Dark and Handsome, I wanted a VERY FAIR BABY. Matter of fact, I thought all babies were fair, so I wanted VERY VERY FAIR lol. Then I gave birth to a not-so-fair baby and to make matters more interesting, he was darkening by the day. I didn’t bother so much about it but my mom would always say ‘O na araji’ almost daily (he’s darkening) and it would annoy me so much. I recall some older visitors who actually called him ‘blacky’ and if looks could kill… Hmm. Lol. Then one day, it hit me and I was like, KI LO DEEEEEE Eziaha??? I mean, what is the big deal??? You got a handsome healthy cute for days baby here so don’t let anyone make you feel anyhow at all. That was when the Holy Spirit prompted me to change the #myLilRoyal I was calling him to #my ChocolataRoyal
and if anyone says anything about his color, I don’t even care (Tz still VERY rude to call a baby BLACKY. Water walker was the one person who said something about his color that sounded soooo good and I cant recall how she put it sef). When I see yellow babies, I love on them but of course, I LOVE MY CHOCOLATA and he better grow up into my TDH puh-leeze. Interestingly, he has started getting lighter on his face but his body is some hot chocolata on FI-LEEEEEK!!!
When it comes to guys tho, I prefer them dark. Of course I married a dark one. I have this WHITE friend and she says she cant even date a fair guy at all lol. I think dark guys are yummy.
See MAI ATAFO and Idris Elba. I think those guys are on fire mehn. Lol. I mean, look at Mai!!!
I recall one time Stephanie Linus was on Jara’s special Christmas edition and at the end, they gave her this Fair&White gift pack and as Uti abi Helen was telling her about the product as she was being given, babe thanked them and nicely added ‘But I am team dark&lovely though’ lol. Too on point. And she is really lovely.
Whatever makes you happy sha, enjoy. I just think that if anyone believes a certain color can affect his/her life’s chances, then there just may be a bigger issue you may need to deal with. Maybe. Maybe not. I am #justsaying. And please, if you MUST tone or bleach, at least do it right. Ejoooor. Don’t be like this sister please.
So does anyone know anyone personally who used to be dark skinned and now is brighter than her future (or his. The thought of guys bleaching ewws me though)
If you have bleached toned, has the society been nicer to the laiskinned version of you? Like this character hereAre you light skinned? Do you think you get more favoured than the darker skinned ones, all other things being equal?
Oya gist me…
Am I not just thankful that when it comes to making heaven, it is the colour of our hearts that matter.
So I am stealing and modifying Heather’s sign off line henceforth. Yup.
God crazily loves you… (black, white or blue)
So this Tiwa’s video just came up now on TV and I absolutely love it. That’s another dark and lovely super star. The Ife wa bono video is one of the best love/wedding videos I have seen. I love a lot about the video… The traditional setting/wedding(trad weddings are the BEST), the lovely couple, Tiwa’s childishly sweet character, her boyfriend and their village love lol. My best line in the video has to be ‘…now I am thanking my God, that he loves me the way that he should, bobo bobo ooo…’
Enjoy if you want