Cameroonian-Nigerian singer’s ‘skin whitening’ products sell out within one day
Whatever reason you attribute the dangerous rise in the trend of skin bleaching, the fact remains that it’s an incredibly toxic process. The stats of skin lightening in Africa are pretty grim too. Nigeria, the world’s “most populous black nation”, leads the continent in this up to 70 percent of women surveyed by the World Health Organisation admitted to using products to achieve fairer complexions.
If this number needed any more validation, a Cameroonian-Nigerian singer Dencia is endorsing her own range of skin whitening products that vow to remove “dark spots” in seven days. According to The Voice, her $150 for 60ml products sold out within a day of being launched. Whether or not this is legal, I’m not sure, but legality is something that’s rarely ensured the law being executed to it’s full extent in Nigeria.