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February 26, 2014

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Fans Criticise Seun Kuti Over Choice Of Daughter’s Name

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s son, Seun Kuti, who recently welcomed a new baby with his girlfriend/ back-up dancer, Yetunde Ademiluyi in December 2013 is under heavy criticism over the choice of his daughter’s name.

A low profile naming ceremony was held for the baby on Saturday, February 8th at his residence in Ikeja, Lagos and Seun’s beautiful daughter was christened ‘Ifafunmike’ which means “A child gotten from a deity”.

This action has not gone down well with many of his fans. A fan who pleaded anonymity said that what Seun did is an indication that there is more to it than meets the eye.

“Why will Seun go ahead and name his new-born baby ‘Ifafunmike’? It is rather absurd and shows that there is a spiritual undertone to the event. It is ungodly. His contemporaries who have been getting married and delivering babies have not done this kind of thing. I am disappointed,” said the fan.

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23 Comments for

“Fans Criticise Seun Kuti Over Choice Of Daughter’s Name”

Olayinka

February 21, 2014 – 9:30 pm

These religious people na wah for una oh! Giving a child a beautiful Yoruba name is becoming an issue. I make bold to say that Ifa in Yorubaland is in the league of those your foreign Arabian and Jewish desert gods. Besides ours are more humane and peaceful

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Anonymous

February 22, 2014 – 4:44 am

You cannot be more correct about your statement. We have to start being proud of our Gods moreso as they are more peaceful, are not jealous of other religions, do not demand 10% and have never committed any atrocities to the wider world.

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imani

February 22, 2014 – 5:56 pm

Absolutely!!!!

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Anonymous

February 23, 2014 – 4:51 am

People in other traditions can name their children after religious prophets and people (Isaiah, Abraham, Mohammed, Ruth, Esther, etc.). But suddenly the Yoruba cannot do the same. This stinks of outright discrimination and is just one more attempt by others to eradicate the religious tradition held in high esteem by the Yoruba.
When someone from another tradition can offer advice based on peace, tolerance and hope I’ll listen.

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Ifayemi

February 23, 2014 – 3:03 am

Kudo to you Seun. Ori Baba e lorun (baba Kuti) a gbe e o. Yoruba a gbe e o. Edumare a gbe e o

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omowaomoekun

February 23, 2014 – 10:17 am

i am ifabunmi tifalase and im proud of you seun kuti, this is the revolution we need to save us from the many years of incaceration,devastation, tribulation and condemnation they brought to us and has manifested into coruption, molestation discrimination,indoctrination,marginilization, who will tell our stories,not even our children cos instead of proverbs we teach them parables,ifa the voice of eledumare, you can onl;y be against it but its a truth dat has lived before us and will leave after us,ifafunmike, so will i name my child too respect my religion and tradition and dont be blind folded in hypocrisy

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Kuye

February 21, 2014 – 9:30 pm

So what?! He can name his daughter whichever way he feels inspired to name his daughter. How is that any different from Anikulapo?

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Ayodeji N. Otiti

February 22, 2014 – 1:07 am

There we go again! Nigerians! What is so ungodly in the name of Ifafunmike (Ifa deity has given her to me to foster). Would we have preferred that the baby girl be name Esther; Jane, Rebecca, or Maria? And what is the meaning of those name in the context of Yoruba culture? Ask your neighbours who bear such names of what their meanings are, do not be surprised that they have no clues. Yet, Ifafunmike has a meaning and meanings.

The white man came and told us that he wanted to civilize and bless us and introduced us to the Bible. Bible says, inter alia, that homosexual is not appropriate and it is immoral and severely ungodly. However, we know where we are concerning that issue in our today’s bible-directed world.

You have churches being headed by homosexuasl. Homosexual marriages and unions are conducted inside churches. We are being told that God is love and therefore Jesus loves all- homos and heteros. Invariably, Bible has been discredited. The argument is that at the time the words in the Bible were revealed to those who put it down people never knew that homosexuality could be in-born or natural. Have they forgotten that Bible is prefaced with the word “holy” meaning that everything in it came from the divine inspiration: God’s words. Is God not to be all knowing- how could they say that the God that is all knowing forgot to tell those that HE inspired to write about homosexuality being normal. And the funny thing is that the closest relation to us in the higher animal kingdom- Gorilla- does not have that issue. So, it is orientation or nature?

So what do we make of this religion that became a farce overnight? The Catholic is not helping matter, too- homosexuality rages for millennia while they claimed that they are leashed to the alter of celibacy; and child molestation of horrendous proportion went unabated with the claim of celibacy. Indeed alien Gods are frequently used to justify wronging fellow human beings, particularly those that are weak and proletariat.

Yet, our traditional religions are still vilified as being satanic, unreasonable and…please, give me more of the usual epithets. Though they do not preach man and man, woman and woman, dog/horse and woman things. Who is fooling who here?

In any case, Fela Anikulapo Kuti (Abami Eda fun ra e) never believed in all these latter day religions. “If I dey lie o; Edumare punish me o, Ifa go punish me o, Ogun go punish me o” and more are the signs that he never believed or practiced the alien Gods’ religions. He believed and practiced in orisas that caught his fancy. So why are we saying that the son should not do as his father did? Is anything wrong in it.

A lot of things are wrong with us in Nigeria today; and most of them mostly flow from the alien religions we have become experts in and conducting fraudulently and satanically. Boko Haram is an example. The Boko call themselves Muslims and believe that knowledge of book is seen. And if you do not see things their way you are dead as death itself. They kill and maim indiscriminately in the name of their belief. The funny thing is that fellow Muslims are branded as kafir (unbelievers).

However, I am yet to see where the Osun worshippers will go out of his/her way to condemn the Ogun worshippers or the Sango, Sanponna, Obatala, Oya worshippers. An Egungun believers will not tell you that you should not serve igunnu because your salvation can be compromised through the serving of Igunnu deity. But if you are a catholic faith person the Redeem Church goer will tell you that Jesus is absent from your life since you prefer shouting hail Mary, mother of God, every time. The Anglican may tell you that Seventh Day Adventist are no Christians, inclusive of Jehovah Witnesses. Confusion don break the bone! Yeepa!

Seun Kuti should be left alone. Only the heaven knows who will make the paradise. Indians are currently creeping over a billion in number. Chinese are growing faster than the one point two billion people that they are- how many of them are Christians or Muslims? By and large they stick to their traditional beliefs. Great Britain of yore spent close to five hundred years in India, did it succeed in turning Indians against their traditional religions of Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism and all. And they are progressing socially, economically and scientifically. Jesus or Muhammed have little or nothing to do with their successes.

In Nigeria we are more Christians that the Christ himself- but where are we? Deep inside abyss of privation, misery and self-inflicted destruction while shouting Jesus is the Lord, Solu Al’ anabi Kareem!

I am not advocating for traditional religions or condemning the alien ones. What I am saying is that we should leave Seun Kuti alone as long as he is a good father, a good man to his girlfriend, and a responsible and contributory man to the greatness of his father land. His conscience and what he deals it in is for him and his creator to decide. Judge not…Ifafunmike is a beautiful name. It is loaded with meanings and only those that are learned concerning genre of life scholarship can appreciate it.

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Alh

February 22, 2014 – 4:52 am

The fan should encourage bishop Fape and bishop Abegunde to change their names before complaining about Femi’s daughter. And by the way when was the last time the fan saw Femi in a church or mosque.

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Alh

February 22, 2014 – 4:54 am

The fan should encourage bishop Fape and bishop Abegunde to change their names before complaining about Seun’s daughter. And by the way when was the last time the fan saw Seun in a church or mosque.

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Wale Ashiru

February 22, 2014 – 12:31 pm

Ayodeji:
Thank you for your response. It’s a good food for thought. A river that forgets her root will run dry. Our schools only teach Islam and Christianity therefore we are completely ignorant of our culture and religion. African religions are tolerant and accepting of other religions and I have not known nor read about Sango worshippers attacking Ogun worshippers.

We are not saying stating that one religion is better the other; however, we should develop a culture of tolerance and behave according. Finally, the speed at which some of these igbalode churches (not all) curses and pray for the destruction of the perceived enemies should bother us.

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Omo IFE

February 22, 2014 – 1:43 am

That is Femi and his family’ s problems. What has gone to do with me and you?

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kelvin

February 22, 2014 – 8:22 am

one man meat is another problem… if femi thinks the name is good for his daughter i don’t see why some body else should be worried

Olawole Famakinwa

February 22, 2014 – 12:54 pm

The English say, what’s in a name. The couple can give their child any name they want. It is no ones business. Ile lawo kat o somoloruko. It is the circumstances of the home and the antecedents of the child that determine the name you give your child. We do not know what’s going on in the Seun Kuti household. The baby will most likely be called Funke.

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Anonymous

February 22, 2014 – 3:12 pm

They want to destory our culture, our culture name will never run dry… Ase oooo

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Anonymous

February 22, 2014 – 6:18 pm

As Fela the Great would have said “.. man this is pure shit I tell, pure shit from monkey’s ass… weh a dem hated dem own culture, dem own names, and gon wan tek whiteman names. Is Africans weh a gon be paper fuh wipe white man arse? weh a dem deh for Africa? Nonsense….”

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Anonymous

February 22, 2014 – 8:40 pm

Africa life is totally run die now, religion is changing our culture and things of our forefther

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Adepoju Olalere

February 24, 2014 – 4:36 pm

Ifa a wo omo naa. Omo idunnu lo maa je. Iwaju l’ojungun ngbe. They are ignorant of Yoruba values and traditions.

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Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade

February 26, 2014 – 12:21 pm

E ku Ori re ! Translation of Ifafunmike is not correct! It should be”a child given to mi by -IFA(Orunmila)!” Ifa is not a diety for all of the Orisha are messengers from Olodumare, just as Jesu ati Muhammad are!

OYOTUNJI Oooo!-THIS GREAT FOUNDER OF this GREAT village HAS LAID A mighty BLACK FOUNDATION in amerikkka!-FROM ILUVJETNOISE.BLOGSPOT.COM

February 26, 2014

http://iluvjetnoise.blogspot.com/2014/02/follow-historical-timeline-of-oyotunji.html

Follow the historical timeline of the Oyotunji African Village located near Sheldon, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA

His Roya Highness Oba (King) Ofuntola Oseijeman Adelabu Adefunmi I was born Walter Eugene King on October 5, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He graduated from Cass Technical High School.

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He was originally baptized into Christianity at Hartford Avenue Baptist Church at age 12.

He began the serious pursuit of art and dance at Cass Tech. and at the Detroit Urban League. He began African studies at age 16 to begin his great quest for the gods of Africa.

His Exposure to African religion with the association with the Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe at the age of 20.

He founded the order of Damballah Whedo, Ancestor Priest in Harlem the following year.

On Aguat 26, 1959, he became the first African American to become fully initiated into the Orisa-Vodun African priesthood, by African Cubans in Matanzas, Cuba. This marked the beginning of the spread of Yoruba religion and culture among the African Americans.

With a few followers, and after dissolution of the Order of Damballah Whedo, he founded the Sango temple in New York city. He incorporated the African Theological Archministry in 1960.

The Sango Temple was relocated and remnamed the Yoruba Temple the same year

He introduced the Danshiki and began small scale manufacture of African attire in the summer of 1960.

He founded the Yoruba Academy for the academic study of Yoruba history, religion and language in 1961.

He opened the Ujamaa Market in 1961 beginning tword African boutiques which, like the Danshiki, spread throughout African American communities. Photo courtesy of jakukonbit.com

He published pamthlets ; The Yoruba Religion, The Yoruba state and the tribal origins of The African American. He participated in the Black Nationalist rallies of the 1960’s

during that time he formed the African Nationalist Independence Partition Party aimed at establishing “an African state in America by 1972! :Actual photo of RNA Baba Oseijeman in rear.

He designed A flag with red, gold and green bars; the gold emblazoned with a black ancient Egyptian ankh. The Yoruba temple would march thru the streets with flag and drums headed to the 1967 Worlds Fair.

In the fall of 1970, he founded the Yoruba Village of Oyotunji in Beaufort County South Carolina, and began the careful reorganization of the Orisa vodu priesthood along the traditional Nigerian lines.

He was initiated to the Ifa priesthood by Oluwa of Ijeun at Abeokuta, Nigeria, in August of 1972.

He opened the first official Ogboni Parliament of Oyotunji Chiefs and land owners in 1973, and later that year founded the Igbimolosa ( Priest Council) to organize laws and rules and to adjudicate disputes among Orisa-Vodun priests.

Later in 1973 Oba Oseijeman commenced the construction of the Osagiyan Palace at Oyotunji.

HRM. Oba Oseijeman Adefunmi I has been called The Father of the Cultural Restoration Movement in N.America.

In 1981 Oba Efuntola was sponsored by the Caribbean Visual Arts and Research Center to present a paper at a conference of Orisa-Vodu priests at the University of Ile-Ife,Nigeria.

Oba ofuntola was presented to His Divine Royal Majesty King Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II the “Ooni” of the ancient city of Ife, who ordered the Ife chiefs to perform coronation rights on him.

Thus Oba Ofuntola Oseijeman Adefunmi became the first of the line of Yoruba Kings consecrated by the Ooni of Ife.

In the summer of 1993 Oba Ofuntola was recognized as the oldest living Babalawo in the USA and became the Araba of Ijo Orunmila Igbo Mimo.

Later in 1993 Oba Ofuntola became the only Official representative of traditional African religion to address the Parliament of World Religions in the 100 yrs of the organization. African delegation pictured in rear right corner.

Oba Adefunmi’s Oyotunji Village has fostered the establishment of Yoruba temples in New York, Connecticut,Philadelphia, Indiana,Florida,Los Angeles, North Carolina ,Texas,Georgia,Milwaukee.

Oba Ofuntola and the Oyotunji village have initiated over 300 priest into the ministries of Orisa-Vodu.

In doing so, he has restored to the African American the ancient sacred priesthood of Orunmila,Esu,Ogun,Oya,Obatala,,Sango and Olokun.

Oyotunji has restored to the African American the anciet right of Gelede ( recognized by UNESCO) and Egungun Ancestor worship.

Photo Credits: http://www.oyotunji.org/

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February 21, 2014

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Try a Sweet Cassava Bread made with Coconut and Raisons

 

 

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Cassava bread is one of the traditional African breads. It is certainly one you
should try.

Remember, cassava is just another name
for ‘Yucca’. If you’re a regular visitor,you know that Yucca root is an African staple.

We’ve already learned how to make cassava with gravy and roast cassava.

Cassava is also served as ‘fufu’ with hot pepper soup.

To make cassava bread, we will use grated cassava mixed with grated coconut. You should be able to find the grated ingredients at the oriental or Spanish store.

 


Thanks Lillian for this recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

 

3/4 C margarine
3 eggs
2 C sugar
2 C frozen grated cassava (see tips)
1 C frozen grated coconut (see tips)
1 C All-purpose flour (sifted)
1 C milk
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 C raisons (optional)

 

 

 

Here’s what you do:

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 11×8 inch pan or a loaf pan.

Defrost your cassava and coconut at room temperature or use a microwave oven. Transfer margarine, eggs, and sugar to mixing bowl. Mix on low for one minute.

Add remaining ingredients to the bowl. Mix on high for two more minutes, scraping bowl frequently. Pour into greased pan.

Bake 40-45 minutes. Bread is ready when it leaves the sides of the pan and a wooden toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.

Serve warm for breakfast with fruit and juice.

 


Baking Tips:

If you are short of time, you can defrost the cassava and coconut by placing the bags in a microwave.

If you live in an area where these are not available, you can buy fresh cassava and coconut and use a blender to grate it yourself.

 

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YORUBA/HAUSA NATIVE SPEAKERS Scholarship Programe!-SE PATAKI GANGAN!

February 20, 2014

YORUBA/HAUSA SPEAKERS-SE PATAKI O!-Date: Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 3:15 PMSubject: Scholarship Program for Hausa & Yoruba SpeakersTo: “info@ncabuffalo.org” Hello, Soon we will be holding a series of online information sessions about the English for Heritage Language Speakers Program, an adult scholarship program for native speakers of Hausa & Yoruba who are interested in working for the U.S. federal government, which offers advanced English and career classes to help prepare them for these opportunities. The program takes place at Georgetown University and lasts for 8 months. Tuition is covered by a complete scholarship paid for by the U.S. government. You can learn more about the program, its benefits, and requirements at our website, http://www.ehlsprogram.org/, or I would be happy to send you more information. I would greatly appreciate it if you could announce these events to the members of your community (details below) or through your listserv: EHLS Webinar #1: General InformationThursday, February 20, 20143:00 pm – 4:00 pm EHLS Webinar #2: General InformationMonday, March 17, 20142:00 pm – 3:00 pm EHLS Webinar #3: General InformationWednesday, April 16, 20144:00 pm – 5:00 pm EHLS Webinar #4: General InformationTuesday, April 29, 201412:00 pm – 1:00 pm EHLS Webinar #5: Understanding the Service RequirementFriday, May 9, 20143:00 pm – 4:00 pm EHLS Webinar #6: General InformationThursday, May 29, 20145:00 pm – 6:00 pm EHLS Webinar #7: General InformationWednesday, June 11, 20144:00 pm – 5:00 pm EHLS Webinar #8: The Online ApplicationTuesday, July 1, 201412:00 pm – 1:00 pm Thank you and don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions! Best wishes, Molly

AFRICA ! -Agbalaba. Oooo! -WHEN AN. ELDER DIES A LIBRARY DIES TOO! -FROM AFRITORIAL ON FACEBOOK!

February 19, 2014

FROM. Afritorial on Facebook

“In Africa, when an old man dies, it’s like a library burning to the ground.”

In honour of those who have gone before us, what was the wisest teaching your grandparents or elders ever taught you?

COMMENTS-
Dickson Olabode and 3 others like this.

Adegboyega Shamsideen Thompson
“Owo ti mo ni, ni mo ya e o,” according to my father, of the blessed memories, to imply that giving, and if it was addressed to any of my other siblings, that giving me/us the best of education, was the only and best monetary loan he could afford to give me/us. Now, I see what he meant by that; and I find myself saying the same thing to my children.

Adegboyega Shamsideen Thompson
“Ma ya e ninu akisa mi,” as per my grandmother, meaning that she would loan me a portion of her old rag (her life’s experience)…

Mrs.Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade
Oga o! Orunmila seun! Sun re O Iya. Rere! Ase wa ti ireke o!

Dickson Olabode
Yeye oo. Awa yio ma riyin ba. Sebi eyin Agba na lepa lowe wipe. Ojo Ija ko lama wun wa Oruka Aluwo!!

LYNCHING! -LATEST 2004?-BLACK PEOPLE MUST ACT ON THIS! -FROM FACEBOOK-SOLDERS OF BLACK KNOWLEDGE!

February 18, 2014

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THEY CALL LYNCHINGS SUICIDE NOW

The killing of Afrikans in Tulsa, OK: in 1921:
http://bspiritualonesdeepknowledge.runboard.com/t479“So much for the general causes. What was the spark that set off the blaze? On Monday, May 30, a white girl by the name of Sarah Page, operating an elevator in the Drexel Building, stated that **** Rowland, a nineteen-year-old colored boy, had attempted criminally to assault her. Her second story was that the boy had seized her arm as he entered the elevator. She screamed. He ran. It was found afterwards that the boy had stepped by accident on her foot. It seems never to have occurred to the citizens of Tulsa that any sane person attempting criminally to assault a woman would have picked any place in the world rather than an open elevator in a public building with scores of people within calling distance. The story of the alleged assault was published Tuesday afternoon by the Tulsa Tribune, one of the two local newspapers. At four o’clock Commissioner of Police J. M. Adkison reported to Sheriff [Willard] McCullough that there was talk of lynching Rowland that night. Chief of Police John A. Gustafson, Captain Wilkerson of the Police Department, Edwin F. Barnett, managing editor of the Tulsa Tribune, and numerous other citizens all stated that there was talk Tuesday of lynching the boy..

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Friday, 22 November 2013


Nollywood actresses that bleached their skin(photos)before and after

 

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February 9, 2014

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Beyonce, Colorism, and Why All of This Needs to End in 2013

Ernest Owens

02/14/13 07:02 PM ET

Yes, the Super Bowl was on fire. As one who is very critical of halftime show performances, I cannot deny that Mrs. Carter brought the energy and attention. All of this led to her releasing her tour dates for the Mrs. Carter Show. As excited as I was to actually buy these tickets, despite the factthat I can expect to see a Pepsi logo on everything, something turned me off.

The poster.If you haven’t seen the photographs for Beyonce’s new world tour, you probably wouldn’t even recognize her. Go on her official Facebook page or website and you will see an image of what looks like a Victorian white woman in the Elizabethan era. Her (prosthetic) blonde hair puffed and extended to reveal a face that is almost as white as snow. Lips red and her skin powdered. This is not the same bronze Beyonce that I saw rocking the stage in an all female band with her darker Destiny’s Child counterparts.

I was only left with memories of previous patterns that the multi-Grammy award winning artist had done in previous years in regards to her skin. And I asked myself the question: why, Bey?

Let’s not act like this is something new. Over the years, it seems as though Beyonce has gotten lighter as she has gotten older. No, this is not genetics and let’s not act pretend her skin color in her first Destiny’s Child album cover matches that of her latest album 4. Whether it is that
highly controversial Revlon advertisement or her own album cover art, Beyonce has consistently been called out on alterations done to her pigments. What does this say about our society for black women?
It tells me that in 2013, an independent, confident and successful woman of color still struggles to have the confidence to fully embrace the skin she is in. If one of the most powerful women in entertainment feels she has to lighten her skin for projection, what does that say for the rest of us?

Believe it or not, colorism, the stigma associated with skin complexion, has been an ill that has not yet been dissolved by the black community. What was first given to us by slave masters in separating the house slaves from the field ones, has now taken place in how we objectify our women and each other. I cannot begin to count how many rap lyrics point out how fine she is to be a “yellabone” or how, as Kanye put it, “light skin girls and some Kelly Rowlands” to point out how exceptionally attractive dark skin girls have to be to fit the norm of beauty.

This is pretty problematic in many ways. It’s first of all self-loathing and unnecessary for today’s times. The fact that our nation has an African-American first lady with a complexion that isn’t on the lighter side of the spectrum, nor does it try to be, shows a compelling advancement in appreciation for all women of color in many ways.

Furthermore, the only reason why such stigma in our country continues is contributed to our own behavior that is shaped by the influential people of color around us. It devastated me when I saw that Sammy Sosa had lightened his skin
. As successful as he was in a field that was not necessarily fixated on male skin complexion, it saddened me to see him do it. In many ways, it even made me reflect back on the transition of the late great Michael Jackson and what explanations he had for such a more pale white appearance.

And why does all of this matter? Because I grew up hearing stories of young dark black girls getting their faces scrubbed with skin lightening soaps out of their free will. Tales of young women being abandon by their mothers because they were too dark. Visions of parents on the Tyra Showsayingthey will bleach their young black children’s skin so that life would be easy for them.

If this is the reality that had more implications back in the early 20th century than it does now, please stop it. Stop trying to explain why you are dating the ebony skin girl. Stop making it seem exceptional that a girl of a darker complexion is actually attractive. Celebrities, stop putting extraneous powders and lighteners on your skin: we all know what you used to look like and we still love you. And people of color: let’s not continue to perpetuate an oppressive cycle of self-loathing of our appearance and heritage, we have future presidents and movers and shakers that are in our race looking for more because they can do such.

If this can be accomplished, then perhaps even in our own race we can truly make our lives not be judged by the color of our skin but by the content of our character.

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NIGERIAN WOMEN ARE BLEACHING MORE THAN ANY AFRICANS ACCORDING TO W.H.O.!-NIGERIAN ACTORS ARE BLEACHING TOO-FROM NAIRALAND.COM

February 8, 2014

FROM NAIRALAND.COM

Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by PALCHUX(m): 4:35pm On Nov 22, 2013

 

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by voltron(m): 7:55pm On Nov 22, 2013

Empress Njama

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Austeenx: 8:49pm On Nov 22, 2013

What cream are they using?

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Biim: 9:08pm On Nov 22, 2013

Austeenx: What cream are they using?

Vaseline grin

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Austeenx: 10:20pm On Nov 22, 2013

Biim:
Vaseline grin

Okay. Time to rub vaseline on my face, then.

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by fruityjojo(f): 10:57pm On Nov 22, 2013

Jisoss oh Oge okoye!!!

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by alaafyn: 11:16pm On Nov 22, 2013

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Danielle22: 6:24am On Nov 23, 2013

Wif d bleachin dem no stil fyn…….bt wait oo, i dont tink empress own is bleach, it jst makeup………cos if she bleach her knuckles r supose to b lite nt dark.

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by chimerase2(m): 9:37am On Nov 23, 2013

Choi! Empress be. Like one old ugly winch for ma village shocked

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by ednut1: 10:31am On Nov 23, 2013

In felas voice, ur face go yellow your yansh go black grin

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by homesteady(m): 10:53am On Nov 23, 2013

Twins bleaching grin

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by IAMBREEZY: 11:25am On Nov 23, 2013

Austeenx:

Okay. Time to rub vaseline on my face, then.

instead of your JT Alright.

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Dannylux: 11:28am On Nov 23, 2013

Funny they are the ones who preach love yourself and black is beautiful blah blah blah

Black is beautiful indeed. Hypocrites grin tongue

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by DzTzl(f): 11:31am On Nov 23, 2013

yoruba actresses r worse!

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by 5points(f): 12:00pm On Nov 23, 2013

DzTzl: yoruba actresses r worse!

oh ye b***tch, shut ths fukccc up!
Olobo rirun, olobo gbigbe, aje buruku! Emere!
Fukingggg tribalist!!!

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Booty butt chic(f): 12:20pm On Nov 23, 2013

Oge okoye’s is still okay…cos she’s naturally light,and wen deres money u make ur skin clean and fresh__wat she didwink

Dat empress njamah is now sooo ugly..and she wuz in ‘I need 2 know series den ooo….naw funke her partner can fend her generation,she’s here bleachin…ewu!

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Forza p(m): 2:05pm On Nov 23, 2013

5points:
oh ye b***tch, shut ths fukccc up!
Olobo rirun, olobo gbigbe, aje buruku! Emere!
Fukingggg tribalist!!!

buh dats d bitter truth,u dont nid to cry

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Andyblaze: 2:26pm On Nov 23, 2013

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Agrika(f): 5:03pm On Nov 23, 2013

What of those yoruba actresses….btw..tonto dike is naturally fair..just that she “highlightened” it a bit….those anakwe twins…hmmm..it is well

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by DzTzl(f): 8:05pm On Nov 23, 2013

5points:
oh ye b***tch, shut ths fukccc up!
Olobo rirun, olobo gbigbe, aje buruku! Emere!
Fukingggg tribalist!!!

r u naturally lk ds cz dayum! ur attitude s soo not lady like by d way im yoruba too & wt i stated was my opinion if u dnt lk it kindly ignore, i wonder ow u feel good insulting pple over lil thnz! pshew

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Airforce1(m): 8:11pm On Nov 23, 2013

Good
The ministry is moving cheesy cheesy

Once again, Let’s kick darkness out of africa for good by bleaching tha skin if u know u darker than midnight.

Cheers..

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by preeky: 9:36pm On Nov 23, 2013

I think Oge Okoye and Tontoh Dike just cleaned up their skin and if they are bleaching then the products are mild cos they look great.These Anneke twins and Empress have to stop immediately cos its their livers they are damaging plus other internal organs.Its showing allover their faces.Empress looked nice before bleaching who misled her?Look at those three faces looking so old cos of damaged cells underneath.

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by nikkyshyne(f): 10:27pm On Nov 23, 2013

5points:
oh ye b***tch, shut ths fukccc up!
Olobo rirun, olobo gbigbe, aje buruku! Emere!
Fukingggg tribalist!!!

What is with this rubbish you’r spewing Truth hurts yea?

Calm down and carry your rotten mouth/dirty keypads out of NL.

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by 5points(f): 10:48pm On Nov 23, 2013

DzTzl: r u naturally lk ds cz dayum! ur attitude s soo not lady like by d way im yoruba too & wt i stated was my opinion if u dnt lk it kindly ignore, i wonder ow u feel good insulting pple over lil thnz! pshew

ur nt a true son of d soil. M nt even fully yoruba o. Traitor

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by 5points(f): 10:50pm On Nov 23, 2013

nikkyshyne: What is with this rubbish you’r spewing Truth hurts yea?

Calm down and carry your rotten mouth/dirty keypads out of NL.

since wen do d opinions of trannies count?

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Lolitua(f): 12:43am On Nov 24, 2013

d Word peace av no place in NL….price of kulikuli stable…kpomo stabu….garri xame fin…ASUU strike nko??

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Caracta: 1:08am On Nov 24, 2013

Smh @ Empress.

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Nobody: 1:15am On Nov 24, 2013

Airforce1: Good
The ministry is moving cheesy cheesy

Once again, Let’s kick darkness out of africa for good by bleaching tha skin if u know u darker than midnight.

Cheers..

You are a lost cause.
A slave from birth.

Nigger!

#TeamGOM

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Airforce1(m): 5:52am On Nov 24, 2013

god_of_music: You are a lost cause.
A slave from birth.

Nigger!

#TeamGOM

Respect your old self please..

Don’t let me insult your folks at home,
they didn’t do me anything.

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by DzTzl(f): 9:08pm On Nov 24, 2013

5points:
ur nt a true son of d soil. M nt even fully yoruba o. Traitor

O! Lawdy Lord! *sighs* ure a block head so i gv up!

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by 5points(f): 2:55pm On Nov 25, 2013

DzTzl: O! Lawdy Lord! *sighs* ure a block head so i gv up!

oh ye punk! Back off also!!!

Bleaching!-THESE BLACK PEOPLE are COMMITING RACIAL SUICIDE ATI THEY WILL GET SKIN CANCER FROM IT ati die LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON WOULD HAVE!-FROM OPEN YOUR MIND ON FACEBOOK!

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Mrs.Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade
They are setting themselves to die of Skin Cancer!–www.bleachanddie.blogspot.com BLEACH AND DIE!-20 YEARS OR MORE YOU DIE!
http://www.bleachanddie.blogspot.com

Robert Jusdoinhisjob Patton
Ashamed of the black skin their in.
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Takingtimeoutforme Powell
Damn disgrace
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Anessa Companioni
Smfh they all looked so much better before
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Regina R Patton
They should be ashamed because they are denying their heritage and setting a bad example for the younger generation. Like · 3 · Reply · 4 hours ago

Alexander Bodiford
Lost
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Kevin Keith Walker Sr
Jennifer Hudson need to be in here too. You see how light she has gotten? Just the same as these photos here. Like · 2 · Reply · 2 hours ago

Jamal Raymond Stuart
these niggas suffer from serious ignorance
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Michael Buggz Lathan Jr.
Lol Sammy Sosa really…
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eeTee Coleman
self hate is the biggest obstacle for some black ppl because they want to be excepted by other races than their own! Then think they are better than their own! sad but true! Like · Reply · 1 hour ago

Shirma Cain
Who really know what goes on in the entertainment business. Black people don’t own or operate it. So who knows what ridicule they get about their afro centric features. Anytime you see one of our people on t.v, it’s either we’re displayed as a homosexual, a whore, a dead beat parent, abused or a gangster. Seeing these entainers transformation does not surprise me Like · Reply · 1 hour ago

Jordan Jerome
The “white man”
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Rachele Soblessedinlove Wilson
Kelly Rowland had the most beautiful skin!!!! Whhhhyyyy ????? They got famous with the same skin color they were born with!!!! Why change? Yes, I am a white woman but I’ve always thought African American culture is so amazing and the women soooo beautiful! Black men are Adonises too lol stop the insanity Like · Reply · 2 hours ago

Quincy Pegues
Mike Jacking it out!!!
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Dianna Di Wills
Wth
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Lele Robinson
Lighting for sure don’t believe it.


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