Page Nav




Classic Header


Top Ad

Advertise Here

Breaking News:


Hope Masike: Say No to Skin Bleaching

The latest offering by singer Hope Masike, celebrating black skin is set to stir an uproar within the cosmetic industry. Tsubvubone, a symbo...

The latest offering by singer Hope Masike, celebrating black skin is set to stir an uproar within the cosmetic industry.

Tsubvubone, a symbolic reference to the dark skin is a direct spat to the yellow bone trend, achieved by skin bleaching done by some women to attain a lighter skin.

By @Comic24Derick

In an interview carried by the NewsDay, the afro-fusion songster said black women should be content with their identity. “As my new video Tsubvubone, in celebration of the dark-skinned girls released last Friday on my YouTube channel says,” she stated.

Many women have sought to alter their natural beauty, preferring a lighter tone, which Masike has said will harm your skin, adding emphatically: say no to bleaching. 

Known side effects of skin lightening creams and injections are redness and swelling. It further induces thinning of the skin, visible blood vessels, and kidney or nerve damage.

Skin bleaching is a US$20 billion industry, fed by the Asian market. Over 258 tonnes of lightening creams were produced and dumped to consumers by India in 2013 alone, worth US$300 million. The global sales of creams were projected to soar.
Songbird Hope Masike
“To all women of the world, let's normalise being content with how God created us, proudly and loudly so enhancing our beauty is perfectly fine except when it’s to the detriment of our health, be it physically or emotionally,” emphasised Masike.

Another reason why people bleach is seeking a lighter or brighter complexion, getting rid of facial imperfections, and looking beautiful.

Masike, who has been equated to the late mbira maestro Chiwoniso Maraire, has called African people to themselves. 

“To the black woman, in particular, your dark skin is very beautiful just as is. Be you, beautifully so. You are wonderfully made,” said the singer who is proud of her dark skin texture.

Her latest offering has attracted positive reviews from her followers. “Celebrating and embracing blackness, I love how this reflects the "Black is King, Black Reigns, Black is Beautiful" with the Shona words like Chidziisa mapapu, Mudya ndakasungwa, Vhenekera Tsvimborume, Tsvarakadenga,” said a viewer.

According to the World Health Organisation, Nigeria is the highest consumer of such products at 77 percent, followed by Togo with 59 percent, South Africa at 35 percent, and Mali with 25 percent. The attack on bleaching by Masike comes after some local celebrities have endorsed the trend.

Comedienne Madam Boss has admitted to applying skin lightening creams. South African fashionista and socialite Khanyi Mbau’s pink complexion has sent social media haywire. 

International artists including Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira have remained faithful to their natural tones and making it in Hollywood, despite their African backgrounds.

Tinzwei Is A Worth Voyage For Those In Pursuit For Up-To-Date World Events.

Read More At The Online Coronavirus Portal Or Use The 24-Hour Public Hotline:
South Africa: 0800 029 999 or just Send Hie to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp

No comments