Celebrating melanin: 8 black and beautiful female Nigerian celebrities

Celebrating melanin: 8 black and beautiful female Nigerian celebrities

The Nigerian society is one that has seen the evolution of many black and beautiful skins to ashy and thin skins all in the name of beauty. A number of ladies today are no longer proud of their black skin and they would prefer to use harsh products on their bodies just to appear lighter.

The entertainment industry also has a number of female and even male celebs whose skin colours have changed from what it used to be.

It appears the number of black and proud ladies in the society has reduced but there are still some known personalities who are staying true to their natural colour and showcasing it at every opportunity.

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Celebrating melanin: 8 black and beautiful female Nigerian celebrities
Collage of some black and beautiful female celebs. Photos; @thebeverlynaya, @genevievennaji @beverlyosu @iamyvonnejegede /IG
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Today, a number of black, proud and beautiful female Nigerian celebrities would be celebrated.

1. Yvonne Jegede:

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This Nollywood actress is no doubt an epitome of beauty. She is also very much aware of her black and beautiful skin that she refers to herself as ‘Choco’ from time to time.

2. Beverly Osu:

This BBAfrica reality show star is one person who would effortlessly embody the role of an African Barbie doll. The pretty lady is obviously very much aware of her black and beautiful skin, she also seems to be quite proud of it.

3. Linda Osifo:

This is another Nigerian female celebrity who encourages black women to stay true to their beautiful skin tone and not be pressured by society to look any different.

4. Beverly Naya:

Despite being raised abroad and being around a lot of foreigners in her life, this obviously did not affect the confidence of this Nollywood actress.

Naya even recently released a documentary titled Skin on Netflix to help encourage black women to feel comfortable in their bodies.

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5. Diane Russet:

BBNaija 2019 star, Diane Russet, is one reality show star who gained the attention of many after she appeared on their TV screens. She was greatly praised for her natural beauty and glowing skin.

6. Omoni Oboli:

This beautiful Nollywood actress is another black and proud celebrity in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Seeing as the industry is dominated by people who chose to lighten their skin, it is greatly refreshing to see those who decided to stay true to themselves.

7. Kate Henshaw:

Veteran Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, usually leaves many people in doubt of her age seeing as she could pass for a 20-year-old. She is the true definition of black don’t crack.

8. Genevieve Nnaji:

Top Nollywood icon, Genevieve Nnaji, is also another Nigerian celebrity who inspires a lot of young ladies to remain black and beautiful. Her poise, beauty and calmness has endeared many to her.

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