Reno Omokri preaches against skin bleaching, praises Agbani Darego for retaining skin colour
Nigerian author and lawyer, Reno Omokri has taken a swipe at women who engage in bleaching their skin and surgically enhanced their bodies.
According to him, women who engage in these are not only saying they hate themselves, but also teaching young dark skinned girls to likewise.
Using former Miss World, Agbani Darego-Danjuma as an example, the former presidential aide asserted that women do not have to bleach or undergo surgical enhancement to be pretty.
He noted that young black girls can look at Agbani and feel beautiful because she did not bleach or surgically enhance herself. He added that she is a beacon of virtue and pride to the Black Race.
He wrote: “When you bleach and surgically enhance your body, you are not just saying ‘I hate myself’, you also teach young dark-skinned girls to likewise hate themselves. No matter how many rich old men date you, you remain a danger to yourself and society! Love your dark skin. Live a life worthy of emulation. Look at your photos before you bleached. You were the epitome of beauty. A natural African woman. You do not need to be light-skinned and have surgically enhanced features to be loved. You were already lovely. Look at @AgbaniDarego. The first and only Nigerian to win the Miss World Pageant. Black and beautiful. She did not bleach or surgically enhance herself. Yet, she is married, has a child, and is a thing of joy to herself and her race. A beacon of virtue and pride to the Black Race. Young Black girls can look at her and feel beautiful. Black is Beautiful. Say it with me-I’m Black and I am proud!”