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10+ Female Celebs Who Have Maintained a Melanin Look

With all the noise about light skinned girls looking more beautiful and sexier than their melanin popping counterparts some Nigerian celebrities have decided to damn the consequences and remain naturally black and beautiful.

The rate at which females across the African continent are changing their skin tone is increasing by the day.

It has become a challenge to differentiate between Nigerian girls who are light skinned, those who are of mixed races, and those who are white. Everybody seems to look the same these days.

Some of the famous names in the Nigerian entertainment industry have gone past just toning their skin. Some of these celebs have started up their cosmetology businesses and even own beauty product stores.

We have heard stories where guys see someone they admire on social media, but when they finally get to meet and greet, they see the direct opposite of what they expected.

This is because apart from toning the skin, some ladies go further to use too many filters that make them look nothing like their real-life selves.

While we try to find a solution to the deception our men have suffered in the hands of these bleached ladies in recent times, let us admire some of Nigeria’s bold women who have decided to keep the chocolate flag flying like some other dark-skinned ladies.

1. Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji

When we want to talk about beauty and class, we talk Genevieve Nnaji. The Nigerian actress has successfully maintained her natural skin tone over the years, and we see no signs that she may consider lightening up some.

With the way Genevieve’s dark skin glows, you could go blind from staring without shades (that’s an exaggeration, but you get the point). She just has to be on the woman crush list every day.

2. Kate Henshaw

Kate Henshaw

If you follow Mrs Henshaw of Instagram, you must have discovered that she is part of a gang of beautiful dark-skinned women.

She and her friends are so proud of their dark skin that they show it as often as possible. Kate Henshaw is not only a beautiful and multi-talented actress, but she is also a fitness goddess and has shown us that is it possible to age backwards. This black woman is the definition bold.

3. Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage

People have varying opinions when it comes to Tiwa especially because of all the drama that has surrounded her lately.

However, one thing we can all agree on is that Tiwa Savage is black and beautiful. Even though other celebrities are changing their skin colour, this princess of the Supreme Mavin Dynasty has kept feeding us with pictures dripping with some black goodness.

4. Stephanie Linus

Stephanie Linus

Tall, bold, black, and beautiful. This Woman has never stopped giving the rest of the world something to ogle at.

From her fairy tale wedding to her beautiful hairstyles and dresses. This princess with long legs and attractive body shape has set the pace for many of her followers when it comes to loving your skin the way it is.

5. Mercy Johnson

Mercy Johnson

Mercy Johnson Okojie has been a force to reckon with since she broke into the Nigerian movie industry and this woman has not gone slack one bit.

People had and still have a thing for her curvy body but what sets this intelligent lady apart from other curvy ladies is her Brains and her skin colour. Mercy Johnson slays in the black skin every day of her life, and we just love her.

6. Annie Macaulay Idibia

Annie Macaulay Idibia

When her husband 2face Idibia called her his African queen, he wasn’t just saying. Anne is famous for sticking with 2baba despite his many affairs and the children he had with other women.

It appears they asides patience, another virtue this actress and mother of two beautiful girls possess is self-love.

Annie never disappoints her fans when it comes to wearing the right clothes and hair, and she also has lived up to her African Queen title by maintaining a beautiful black skin.

7. Joke Silva

Joke silva

Our beloved Aunty Joke is an icon just like her husband Olu Jacobs who she fondly calls sir Jay. This couple have been in the Nigerian movie scene for a long time, and they keep entertaining their fans with more great films.

Aunty Joke appears to be ageing gracefully as she looks not a day older than 40 even though she’s way older than that. Joke silver is dark skinned and has never indicated any interest in changing her skin colour.

8. Beverly Osu

Beverly Osu

Right from the big brother house, Beverly has shown us that she understands what it means to stand out in a crowd.

For many reasons, she was a controversial housemate, but when she came into the entertainment industry full time, people began to see a different side of her.

On Instagram, Beverly has been able to show to the world that she loves her skin colour and she is unafraid to flaunt it. The model has entertained the whole of Instagram with sexy pictures of her luxurious black skin.

9. Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele

Jenifa dairies main character and wife to JJC skills is Queen mother when it comes to being original and bold.

Millions of Nigerians love this funny actress for her roles in movies and her humble nature. If there is one person who has said it a thousand times and over that people shouldn’t bleach their skin, it’s “hanty Jenifa”.

10. Agbani Darego

Agbani Darego

Legendary supermodel and ex-miss world Agbani Darego has been an example of many good things for young girls since she became the first dark-skinned lady from the African Continent to be crowned with the miss world title.

Ever since the end of her reign has miss world, Agbani has been at the forefront of promoting love for black skin. Her dark skin would have you wondering if she was created with honey or brown sugar.

11. TY Bello

TY Bello

Women who go natural can do no wrong. With TY Bello, you just might be wondering why one person will be all shades of perfect.

The singer and A-list Nigerian photographer is known for her beautiful natural hair, her lovely voice and her beautiful pictures. To make it all perfect, TY Bello has retained her naturally dark skin and is continuously inspiring young Christian women around the world with her lifestyle.

Emmanuella Ekokotu
Ekokotu Emmanuella is a sociologist and Anthropologist, writer, and fashion model who lives in Benin city, Edo state,Nigeria.

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