Nigerian musician, Tiwa Savage, has revealed that she tried to bleach her skin when she was younger.
In an interview with Allure magazine, savage spoke about her career and dealing with colourism.
“I actually did try to bleach my skin when I was about, I think, 14, 15,” she said.
The singer claims she has now grown in love with her skin, saying this informed her decision to pursue natural looks on set.
She said since accepting herself, she no longer feels pressured to look perfect.
“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 needs 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.
The Magazine unveiled her as the face of its ‘This year’s Best of Global Beauty’ issue.
Hailing from Lagos, @tiwasavage has been dubbed the “Queen of Afrobeats.” Her music flips off the patriarchy, which she performs without foundation on. She opens up about learning to love her dark skin & much more in her cover story (in English & Yoruba): https://t.co/iMfdboHlF7 pic.twitter.com/FB8401bp8c
— Allure (@Allure_magazine) April 15, 2021
The Nigerian musician and mother of one, dubbed ‘Afrobeat Queen’ by the beauty magazine, was featured alongside Brazillian musician, Anitta and Korean hip-pop artist, CL.
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— Tiwa Savage ⚔️ (@TiwaSavage) April 15, 2021
Fans have since taken to Twitter to congratulate Savage. Here are some reactions.
— LIV ? (@okoli_olivia) April 15, 2021
— Ayodeji Babalola (@jai_sleek_) April 15, 2021
— Onyeka???? (@ribena_marina) April 15, 2021
— Kaylah (@KaylahOniwo) April 15, 2021
Olori lafi⚔️⚔️⚔️Queen T repping??? https://t.co/nkv5LpVO09
— CELIA⚔️⚔️⚔️??? (@hennythan26) April 15, 2021