Toke Makinwa took a personal decision some time back in her life and the outcome was skin lightening, so what? Whaaat is our businesssss??? Many of you who will eventually read this health story, especially our international non-Nigerian audience may not know who Toke is. Well, she is a stunning Nigerian On Air Personality,Book Writer and Brand Ambassador who made headlines as a result of certain personal issues,including her decision to lighten her skin and onward action. What Nigerians satirically refer to as bleaching. She even made mention of the act on her thus far- highly successful book,"On Becoming". Prior to her official confirmation, several entertainment news Blogs, National/International gossip practitioners and even comedians had all taken their turns to throw in a gossip comment, without any idea of the scientific basis of skin lightening. Otherwise ask brother Seyi Law. He stole a particular moment at "ALIBABA January 1st" Comedy Concert 2017, with one of such comments and it sounded super hilarious.
The National Health Service (NHS) defines skin bleaching as, "a cosmetic procedure that aims to lighten dark areas of skin or achieve a generally paler skin tone."