Ghanaian actress, Ama K. Abebrese, has condemned gospel musician, Ama Boahema for lying about how she attained her new skin complexion.
The ‘Poisoned Bait’ actress who is also running the “Say No to Skin Bleaching” campaign expressed her disgust over Ama Boahema’s claim that the change of her skin colour is due to her excessive intake of milk and the weather in Europe.
“Really?! We’ve all lived in Europe and hello we’ve drunk milk and we’ve drunk milk and didn’t get lighter. Just lies!” she said in an interview on the Morning Star with Kafui Dey and Jackie Ankrah Thursday.
Ama believes the scourge of skin bleaching is not talked about enough. “…It’s usually very clear when people do it. Whether it’s your mother doing it, auntie, most people never want to talk about it or admit it.”
Ama K. Abebrese’s anti-skin bleaching campaign has attracted support from a number of her fellow media and entertainment personalities.
Singer and actress Paulina Oduro, actress Nana Ama McBrown and model Hamamat Montia are all part of the movement aimed at encouraging Ghanaians to love their natural skin tone and resist the temptation of skin bleaching.
The campaign also highlights the risks and dangers of using different chemicals, lotions and pills used to alter the skin complexion.
“People will lie and lie about it, I feel like we also need to get to why we bleach.”
She said although she had come under a lot of criticism since the campaign started, she is encouraged by the knowledge that she will be able to help save the lives of younger people and individuals who do not know the dangers of indulging in the practice.
“I think I should start with the younger ones especially, so we will soon be going to the schools and talking to them.”