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Why Do Yorubas Bleach So Much?

why bleach your skin please? i noticed that this act is more prevalent among we yorubas. Are we not proud of our Africanness andymore. Even after Fela warned and made jest of those that do it, the trend continues to grow and men are fighting with women these days for bleaching cream.

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could be but some igbo women bleach too.

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It is a general problem but it is more among the yorubas especially among the poor and the illiterates. In the 90's when i first went to Lagos from the east i was shocked by the extent of their bleaching. You need to hear how they mix these creams, was told they use lime, mclean etc You see some women with hairs in unusual places and green nerves showing all over their bodies. It is really pathetic.

Every skin colour is beautiful, all one needs do is take good care of it.

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well is not only the yorubas that bleach their skin,the Ibo's does. Is just we are not satisfy with what God gave us and some even regret the action cos some of them xperience skin burn.

BE URSELF, KEEP FIT AND LOOK GOOD.

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Nice topic but would have been better without generalization.

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I will flow with the postulation that such act of bleaching is prevalent amidst the yoruba women( especially the illiterates), But then your statement needs a perfect directing,don't just genralise it the all yoruba women. At least my mama no bleach,

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Its not only yorubas that bleach, its depends on the individual.

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This is an amazing discovery.I never knew Yorubas where into bleaching.I knew it was very common amongst the Ibo's.I am actually reluctant to use the term Yoruba and Ibo because i don't want to generalize and because we have become to too tribally sensitive in Nigeria.

I don't know what the motivation is as regards bleaching.But i don't believe that its just an attempt to look more attractive.I think theres a deeper reason.I hope to find out someday.

But how on earth can a man be attracted to a woman who bleaches .I want to puke when i see a bleached skin.Its a serious turn off for me.Especially the pungent smell of their soaps and cream.Urrrrgghhhhhhh!

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The number one bleachers are a tie between Igbo boys and Yoruba women

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Hi,

I do not agree.The issue of bleaching is individual.Even here in the north ladies bleach.

Any lady that is not satisfied with her colour in respective of tribe or race will bleach.

Cheers.

Kolawole.

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@ Hotfunmi

Na wa o, wetin I talk? I sey for me black is beautiful, meaning I love my skin I no go ever change my skin color. I said for dose wey no dey happy with their skin color fit bleach if dey want.

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@hotfunmi

mi o le pariwo

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The poster may have said Yorubas do it more because he/she happens to be Yoruba and is sorrounded by Yorubas.

The question should be why do black people bleach their skin ?

Igbos,Jamaicans,African Americans,Calabar and Urhobos bleach their skin.

And it's not only females,some males bleach too.

It's digusting,unhealthy and unsightly.

A fair skinned woman with a black butt,black hands and feet.

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michael jackson had vitiligo abeg. search google for more info on vitiligo. You don't see poor people that have it in Nigeria?

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I disagree with you because you really need to like your skin no matter how he is.

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If you no dey happy for your own skin by all means change it. De problem started with most of our naija men wanting light skin women. For me sha black is beautiful.

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I agree with u, Yoruba people are the main culprits.

light skinned people, ladies especially, are generally regarded as attractive. it is possible to stop and stare at a very light skinned girl who is not beautiful in the least bit. if two people, one dark and the other light walk in the street, the latter is bound to be noticed first even if the former is more beautiful. from the foregoing, i think that ladies do this just to get noticed. they do not even consider the the health risks or even the long term effect of bleaching. it is 'a sorry case'.

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Imagine! Nigerian men are doing this all the time thereby forcing their women into body discoloration inorder to satisfy them. I say, forget them and stay on top of your game even if you dark pass Kwara people. Kapush.

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Is it more prevalent in Yoruba people?

I didn't know that, are you sure you are not generalising as i have seen people do it from many different tribes it is a black issue full stop. If you ask a lot of Nigerian men now they will say they can marry any colour but would prefer light skinned girls. It is not the same with all Nigerian guys though and i don't know if it is a majority or minority to be honest, it is kinda hard to tell. Overseas I would say it is majority but in Nigeria I would say it is not. There are so many black (as in black as the night beautiful) peeps in Naija i don't know why people will worry about skin colour. Having said that if their skin has discolouration then that may be why, and it is not really a race thing therefore.

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micheal jackson did not bleach his skin. He had surgery because of a skin disease and i still do not support him. I was talking about Nigeria and Jackson is not Nigerian. In nigeria, about 90% of those that bleach their skins are yoruba women and not the men. Am i wrong correct me please? because most of my aunts and cousins are culprits too.

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