Fans troll Tiwa Savage over ‘bleaching done wrongly’


TIWA SAVAGE PHOTO/COURTESY
TIWA SAVAGE PHOTO/COURTESY

The fans of renowned Afro-pop singer Tiwa Savage last week trolled the artiste for allegedly bleaching her face and forgetting her legs.

The Mavin diva received unkind words after her photo dressed in a black cutout jumpsuit surfaced online. The picture shows the musician’s complexion seemingly altered as her face’s tone is significantly lighter than that of her legs.

TIWA SAVAGE PHOTO/COURTESY
Tiwa Savage received unkind words after her photo dressed in a black cutout jumpsuit surfaced online PHOTO/COURTESY

Some fans however, came to the defense of the Eminado star saying her choice of makeup is what was wrong, and that she had not bleached.

Tiwa’s followers claim the makeup she used on her visage was many shades lighter than the rest of her body; hence the contrasts of her skin tone.

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The singer, nonetheless, could still have been criticised for her dressing had she survived the ‘bleaching’ calumny.

The mother of one, who rarely responds to online attack by fans, took to her official Instagram page and posted a photo of two cups of ‘bleaching cream.’ She chose the move to subtly laugh off her critics’ accusations.

“Ore na to begin dey bleach o (friends it is high time to bleach),” she wrote, and added hilarious emojis which indicate the post was a sarcastic one.

The singer attended Access Mavin concert in Lagos, Nigeria late December, 2015.

Skin lightening is a phenomenon which is quickly gaining prominence in Nigeria. Besides Savage’s alleged bleaching, top Naija actresses have also been on the receiving end of criticism for embracing the practice with latest victim beings film star Dayo Amusa.

Dayo said she is not moved by the ‘negative energy’ by fans on social media.

“When people say that I bleach my skin, all I say to them is that it is my life. I cannot crucify people over their opinion. As far as I can wake up in the morning, do what I want to do and get the attention of people from it, I am very okay,” she said.

Dayo nonetheless vows to continue being the best version of herself, adding that she won’t bow to pressure.

“Anybody that knows me knows that I don’t copy what others do. I don’t compete and I do my things the way I deem fit. I know I get negative comments from people on social media but the truth is that I cannot stop them from airing their opinions. They have every right to their opinion and I don’t care about what they think about me,” she said.

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