Melanin popping Nigerian actress, Linda Osifo has shared her growing up experience as a dark-skinned girl which made her once considered bleaching her skin.
According to recent interview she had with TVC Channel, noting that she grew up in Canada, where she experienced some racial stigma.
The dark skin beauty said that she wanted to bleach her skin because in Canada, she was discriminated against, not just for being black but for being a dark-skinned black person.
”You see, with this topic that you mentioned it’s so controversial and I absolutely love it. I’ve been through a rollercoaster with it. When I first started, of course living in Canada the system is quite different, I felt the racial effect. I felt it so drastically because I wasn’t just black, I was darker completion of that black and I had a lot of stigmas.”“I was discriminated as a young girl, I had tried to bleach at one time. I tried to use a lighter cream but when I came to Nigeria, I started seeing more people like myself, more people who looked like me, who are just like me and I started appreciating myself, in fact, I’ve been looking for a way to get darker because I want to be that typical African woman.”