Ghanaian Hiplife artiste Nana Boroo has rejected claims that his light skin is as a result of bleaching.
The singer has been in the news following his appearance at the traditional wedding of actor John Dumelo and his wife Gifty Mawuenya Nkornu.
Nana Boroo’s skin colour became the subject of huge debate on social media after a group photo he snapped with the couple went viral. Many have since accused him of bleaching, with some referring back to his fairly dim skin colour when he first emerged on the music scene. However, responding to the allegations, the artist denied that he has bleached, insisting he comes from a family where everyone is light-skinned. “I have not bleached. Anyone who knows me and is close to me will testify that in my family, we are light skinned,” Nana Boroo told the Graphic Showbiz. “And you know being fair is expensive, it is not easy, it comes with its own issues. I should be able to take care of myself and get my complexion right but that does not mean I apply bleaching creams.”
He added that his long stay in the United States could also have contributed to his light skin colour. According to him, the weather in America is playing a role in how lighter his skin has become, but not necessarily bleaching.
“I just got back from the United States after staying there for a long time so you know, the weather and all got my skin looking lighter. It will, however, get back to its normal state after a while,” he noted. Nana Boroo became a household name in the Ghana music industry after releasing the hit song ‘Aha Yede’ in 2009. He has since been in and out of the country, intermittently recording songs.