Ghanaian singer, Mzbel has said she suffered horrible side-effects which made her decide to quit skin bleaching.
The “16 years” crooner disclosed that she took to skin bleaching because she thought it was a dirty thing to be black.
She shared on Instagram:
“I use to think I was ugly. I thought being black was dirty, so I took to skin bleaching and suffered horrible side-effects years later. But that is the result of self-hate. I shared my story and got help. Now I have learned to say: I’m a beautiful black woman”.
Speaking with Abeiku Santana on UTV’s Atuu show last year, Mzbel revealed that the regrets she had embarked on a spiritual journey that finally saw her quit skin bleaching.
“I have come to understand life and I am trying to connect to who I am, as a black person I don’t think I have to be apologizing for being black.
“I don’t care if people start saying I am black now, being white is not who I am and anytime I see someone with dark complexion I jealous the person. I move from Church to Church because I’m on a spiritual journey to quit bleaching”, she said.