Tiwa Savage recounts her struggles as the only black amongst her fair skin friends

Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage opens up on how she tried to bleach her skin as she sat for an interview with Allure Magazine.

The mother of one revealed that while growing up she had felt misplaced amongst her friends who had lighter skin which caused her to feel inferior about having dark skin that she chose to bleach at the age of 14 saying she used a bleaching cream mixed with lemon.

She said this also had an effect on her body as she still has some patches tainted on her back due to the mixed cream applied.

She said;

“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.”


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