Popular Ghanaian Actress Ella Mensah revealed yesterday in an interview with Delay that she bleached with an injection which costs £2,000, I did it to get roles in the Nigerian movies, she added.
She clearly stated how her skin used to be dark until she bleached it white because that is the only way she thought she could ever get a chance to feature in the Nigerian movie industry.
She said “I’ve bleached. I don’t use creams, I use injection”.
She had before now revealed that Nigerian movie producers and directors prefer giving roles to light-skinned actresses, at the detriment of talented dark skinned actresses.
If you are a dark-skinned person, your talent alone is not going to push you up because a producer once told me that I have the height, the body and that I look attractive’’ she explained in an interview with Sammy Flexx on Zylofon Fm.
The actress who added that bleaching is her decision, and that it has helped her become acceptable in the Nigerian movie industry.
She said ‘’I thought about it and it is my own skin and thank God I am not going to hurt or kill anybody. So I did it because I love it and also partly because of my job’.