“I almost bleached my skin”- Tiwa Savage reveals

"I wanted to bleach my skin"- Tiwa Savage

Nigerian songwriter and afrobeat sensation, Tiwa Savage recounts how difficult it was for her to accept herself at a very young age.

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The “koroba” crooner gorgeously covered the Allure magazine’s lastest issue as she portrayed the African black culture.

During an interview with the magazine company, the singer revealed how she mixed creams with lemon in a quest to bleach her skin so she could blend with her white friends while growing up as a child. In addition to that, she opened on the difficulties and struggles she went through accepting who she is today.

“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.” She told the magazine.

Tiwa savage graces the front page of Allure magazine's lastest edition

“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 said

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