Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has stated that she sees nothing wrong with Black Chyna’s intention to launch her bleaching products in Nigeria. Reacting to the move by the American model Blac Chyna, to launch a $250 cream which claims to restore the skin’s ‘natural glow’, the screen goddess said she cannot decide how any adult should live his or her life.
By now, it is no longer news that Angela Renee White, popularly known as Blac Chyna, American model and mother of two, arrived in Nigeria for the launch of a special product in collaboration with Whitenicious. Whitenicious was launched in 2014 and created by Nigerian Cameroonian singer Reprudencia Sonkey, popularly known as Dencia, who herself appears to be significantly lighter than she was a few years ago. The products range from dark knuckles and knees cream to dark spot removers, from a knuckles eraser pen to papaya soap and brightening scrubs. However, the recent buzz came from the ‘Whitenicious X Blac Chyna Diamond Illuminating & Lightening Cream’ which claims to restore the skin’s “natural glow,” reduce “the visibility and intensity of age spots by lightening their appearance” and improve “the appearance of dull, discoloured skin by visibly stamping out unevenness to leave the complexion illuminated.”
However Nigerian Actress Omotola Jalade speaking with GNTV’s Abyna Dubai thinks the products are meant for adults who are expected to know the repercussion of whatever products they are purchasing. She stated that, “if they want to buy the cream she is about to sell then that’s their choice”. She further reiterated, “Chyna is an adult selling the products to adults, if they want it, they can get”, she concluded.
In Nigeria, 77% of women are reported by the World Health Organization to use some form of skin-lightening product on a regular basis so it sure looks like the model would be flying back home with a lot of stocks. On the other hand some celebrities including Dancehall artiste Burna Boy and Ghana’s Fuse ODG have warned people not to patronize what they describe as “poison”.