Obude says ''I used to think being light in completion was cute, yes I was naive, call it what you like, though I got some good compliments, spent close to 200euros just to buy creams every time i needed to,i was afraid of walking in the heat of the sun because I was afraid I would get dark.
I panicked when my cream was almost finishing, made calls to get more, but some good friends tried to let me know that it was not good what I was doing but like always i brushed it off, I thought otherwise, my friend Edith Osawe Franken was bold enough one day she asked me ''Taiwo why are you using cream?
I was shocked ...I was in denial I said ''no I am not using cream'' she said ''if you are please stop,its not good for you'' I felt bitter, I felt ashamed, we parted, but then I continued using my cream but then my friend Clark from the United States sent me an inbox message asking me ''Taiwo you know I love you as a brother right? so please I am going to tell you this, why are you doing this to yourself, I used to admire your colour now its something else please bro if you are using cream please stop''
I did not reply to him.
I continued until I met my baby Veronica Irenosen Arebun,she looked at me and said ''why are you doing this to yourself? why all the cream, why all the worries? you are a fine man you don't need all this,please do one thing for me, please stop with the cream!!''
I said to myself no not again and I promised to stop but I did not, it was like an addiction,but her perseverance and words finally kicked in and I stopped, but for the first two weeks I could not look at myself in the mirror, I went from been light skin to black not just black but black.
I panicked, got a lot of rashes on my fore head,my friend If Ero saw me and asked me ''daddy what is the problem with you?'' I said I got pimples and she gave me some cream to use to clear it, which I did.
Today its all getting better, I am happy again, I love me now, I love my look, I don't worry anymore if I have bleaching cream or not ,I just have rest of mind.
Brothers and sisters let us be proud of the colour that God CREATED us with and forget about being light or dark. I realise now that black is truly beautiful, learn from my story. stay blessed.
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When I saw this post on stelladimokokorkus' blog I was struck by a number of thoughts and I just knew I had to share this so I reached out to SDK. First thought on my mind was, so not only women are affected by this bleaching thing? Second thought was; so bleaching can also be an addiction? I know he never came out to say he was addicted but when you find yourself with a habit that you feel you cannot do without, especially one you cannot break no matter how hard you've tried then that's an addiction. And you know me, I'm a sucker for 'conquerred addiction' stories.
I'm wondering if there's any other person that has had or is currently experiencing a similar experience with bleaching? Let this story inspire you. I see addictions as bondage, and I think being so dependent on creams that you must always have it and spend outrageous amounts of money on cream and begin to fret and panic when it's about to finish; add to that the constant shying away from the sun... That's kinda like bondage to me.
Have you had a similar experience with some other substance you knew was hindering you but you just felt you could not do without?
BTW I'm digging Taiwo Obude's toned body. I know y'all are tired of hearing about my woes but I WANT A TONED BODY TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO *wailing*.
And remember. Black is beautiful.
And remember. Black is beautiful.