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#83 Feb 19, 2013
dkanela wrote:
Ini Edo is brown skinned but I get your point
Brown skinned and dark skinned are not considered light skinned, so it makes no difference and ini edo is dark brown skinned


anyway at least you know about all of this

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#84 Feb 19, 2013
Desmond Sandiford wrote:
<quoted text>First of all, i don't think mercy johnson is darker than angela bassett. Secondly, I'm not saying there are no dark skinned actors in nollywood. MOst of the actors, maybe as high as 90% of them are dark. Dark skinned characters play very prominent roles in those movies. no question about that. The point i was making is that the STARS...the leading men and leading women are USUALLY light skinned or at least lighter than the average nollywood actor. Most of the actors are VERY dark as we would expect most of nigerians and ghanaians to be, and as reported by statistics. But most of the STARS or light to VERY light in complexion. You can watch a movie and it's about a family...and all the family members are dark and the girl who happens to be the star of the movie and is the daughter of that family is light skinned. clearly there is favoritism toward light skin.
But I understand why you would want to deny that this problem exists, if indeed you guys see it as a problem. In the past, it was easy for africans to say that african americans were color conscious etc...that was because african americans had no access to nigerian and african movies or information how people in africa lived and their values, etc. but now, with youtube, an african american like myself can explore many aspects of africa. we can see that color consciousness is not just a problem in america....in fact it's worse in africa, and y'all don't even have a history of dealing with cultural hegemony from white folks. 77% of nigerian women bleach... having this kind of information closes the door on simplistic and one-sided notions of african americans being brainwashed. It opens up the discussion a lot more about exactly what is going on in the minds of blacks in general that we have this fetish for light skin.
Skin Bleaching is a problem in Latin America, Asia, and the caribbean to as well, that is the negative consequence of colonialism, and inevitable so to bring up the skin bleaching thing over and over agin when majority of the top actors and actresses in Nollywood are dark skinned, should tell you something

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#85 Feb 19, 2013
Of course I know about them, I watch a lot of African movies!
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#88 Feb 19, 2013
Ch-inyere wrote:
<quoted text>Ini Edo is dark skinned, it is Tonto Dike, that is the only really top light skinned nollywood actress and she is naturally light, she didn't bleach and she is not mixed. you are right with the ghanian one, Nadia buari is the other top light skinned actress in Nollywood but she is Ghollywood(Ghanian movie industry)

Nadia Buari(ghanian)
http://www.goldenicons.com/wp-content/uploads...
Tonto Dike(nigerian)
http://cdn.thenetng.com/wp-content/uploads/20...
I thought Bukky Wright was one of the top light skinned Nollywood actresses as well.

Bukky Wright(Yoruba)
http://obafemayor02.blogspot.com/2012/04/bukk...

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#90 Feb 19, 2013
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I thought Bukky Wright was one of the top light skinned Nollywood actresses as well.
Bukky Wright(Yoruba)
http://obafemayor02.blogspot.com/2012/04/bukk...
For the yoruba Nollywood film industry but not the english Nollywood film industry, and since people in this forum never watched Yoruba or Hausa nollywood movies, I didn't even bother to mention her because fathia balogun and Doris simeon also are in Bukky Wrights level but in general she is a top actress in Nollywood as a industry in Nigeria though. If this was a nigerian forum I would mention her but AA's don't watch non-english Nollywood movies

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#91 Feb 19, 2013
vampiYAH stabB wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for these links.
:D
you welcome, her is another one

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#93 Feb 20, 2013
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Yeah, they did research - by asking the average Black person who they thought was cuter. If the average, f**ed up mind transcends from those in average positions to those in the film industry, then I don't see how it has affected how dark skin women and men are showcased on Nigerian film.
because the majority of the light skin actors, even ugly guys like artus frank and nonso diobi get the starring roles. I'll watch a movie and the light skinned lead is some ugly light skin man or woman and the really good looking dark skin actors, that are FAR better looking, get to play the supporting roles.

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#94 Feb 20, 2013
Ch-inyere wrote:
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That was a opinion by the authoer, lol. Most Nigerians consider Joseph Benjamin a hotty and he is dark skinned
Joseph Benjamin
http://www.36ng.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/0...
http://www.ynaija.com/joseph-benjamin-wins-be...
Also I mentioned to you earlier that there are three top light skinned Nollywood actors, the rest are dark skinned, and those three men were in that poll, so I don't get your point
lol...opinion of the author. It's clear to me that y'all can't handle the criticism. Y'all wanna deny and turn a blind eye to nollywood's favoritism of light skin actors, probably because you know it's true. Typical hypocrites...wanna talk sh8t about african americans all day but can't deal with it when we point out how y'all are fked up.

Some of the top Nigerian actresses bleach...why would they bleach if nollywood values dark skinned actresses?

http://www.nigeriafilms.com/content.asp...

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#95 Feb 20, 2013
ashanti king wrote:
Well, if you wanna play that game, I can play it too...

mercy johnson

http://www.360nobs.com/wp-content/uploads/201...

angela bassett

http://mediaoutrage.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

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#96 Feb 20, 2013
clearly angela is darker.^^^^

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#97 Feb 20, 2013
Ch-inyere wrote:
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Skin Bleaching is a problem in Latin America, Asia, and the caribbean to as well, that is the negative consequence of colonialism, and inevitable so to bring up the skin bleaching thing over and over agin when majority of the top actors and actresses in Nollywood are dark skinned, should tell you something
first of all, the majority of leading ladies are light skinned. secondly, bleaching is not a problem in the rest of the world.. I've traveled to many countries including asian, latin america and the caribbean. there is relatively LITTLE bleaching in most of the world, so don't try and make it sound like everybody's doing it, so that excuses africans who do it. Africa is a continent with a MAJORITY BLACK POPULATION. So why do people feel the need to bleach? Are they being force-fed a white standard of beauty like we are america? No, they are not. They have no excuse. they have a black owned, black-run country, with black media, magazines, etc...and they still bleach their skin and they still idolize ugly-a88 light skin movie stars that the average african american wouldn't even look at. The fact is, the nollywood system is a reflection of the colonial mentality just as much as bleaching is.
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#98 Feb 20, 2013
sassyntrashy wrote:
<quoted text>Lol what do Congolese people make movies about.
midgets . they have plenty of pygmies there, so most films are with dwarfs. They do "Snow Black and the Seven Dwarfs", plus a lot of midget porno.

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#99 Feb 20, 2013
I want y'all to know I have nothing against light skinnned people. I have light skin people in my family and i love them. I also love light skin notables like obama, beyonce, rihanna etc. But if nollywood is making black african movies for a black african audience, the STARS of those movies should be BLACK AFRICANS. Not light skinned actors...unless the majority of viewers are so self-hating that they LIKE seeing themselves be marginalized and they LIKE seeing dark skinned blacks like themselves portrayed as evil, criminal, clownish, immoral, losers. and they LIKE getting punked and showed up by light skin people who are always portrayed as more heroic, intelligent, successful, etc. Maybe the dark skinned viewers just have low self-esteem and live in self-negation and aspire to be light skinned which they think is better than what they are...but like I have said, the BEST looking actors in nollywood movies are usually the dark skinned ones relegated to roles as bit players with only have a scene or two. But i can imagine that the directors and producers just don't feel right puttin those actors in leading roles.

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#100 Feb 20, 2013
ashanti king wrote:
actually, I have seen some of those movies and they are the ones I'm talking about...take the time to watch them. The light skin actors are stars and dark ones are menial, mediocre or supporting actors...

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#101 Feb 20, 2013
Desmond Sandiford wrote:
<quoted text>lol...opinion of the author. It's clear to me that y'all can't handle the criticism. Y'all wanna deny and turn a blind eye to nollywood's favoritism of light skin actors, probably because you know it's true. Typical hypocrites...wanna talk sh8t about african americans all day but can't deal with it when we point out how y'all are fked up.
Some of the top Nigerian actresses bleach...why would they bleach if nollywood values dark skinned actresses?
http://www.nigeriafilms.com/content.asp...
You proved nothing because that article stated the top ten most bleached nollywood actresses not the top ten actresses in Nollywood and they happen to be light skinned, secondly you never bothered to research what roles these women have done in movies, for one none of them are in English Nollywood movies, so you never seen any of them and these women have never been in any major lead role only side roles in some yoruba movies, some of them haven't even acted in years. This article you posted seems like you just wanted to find a randon article to push your crap. We are not hypocrites, we just are not going to accept nonsence from a person who doesn't know a inch about Nollywood.

Here is a list of the richest Nollywood actresses and only one of them are light skinned, naturally light skinned she doesn't bleach(Monolisa chinda), also non of those bleach women are popular as the ones in this list which has majority dark skinned women and dark brown women:
http://naijagists.com/top-10-richest-nigerian...
http://naijan.com/top-10-richest-nigerian-nol...

The funny part despite you view that light skinned is favored, when there was a list of the most beautiful Nollywood actresses, only one out of the ten listed was light skinned(lillian bach):
http://www.therichest.org/entertainment/sexie...

Wouldn't these so called light skinned leading ladies be the highest paid and do leading roles but it is the reverse

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#102 Feb 20, 2013
Desmond Sandiford wrote:
<quoted text>first of all, the majority of leading ladies are light skinned. secondly, bleaching is not a problem in the rest of the world.. I've traveled to many countries including asian, latin america and the caribbean. there is relatively LITTLE bleaching in most of the world, so don't try and make it sound like everybody's doing it, so that excuses africans who do it. Africa is a continent with a MAJORITY BLACK POPULATION. So why do people feel the need to bleach? Are they being force-fed a white standard of beauty like we are america? No, they are not. They have no excuse. they have a black owned, black-run country, with black media, magazines, etc...and they still bleach their skin and they still idolize ugly-a88 light skin movie stars that the average african american wouldn't even look at. The fact is, the nollywood system is a reflection of the colonial mentality just as much as bleaching is.
Nope, the majority of leading ladies in Nollywood movies are dark skinned, there is no way that argument of yours is going to fly. Just by your last post made me realize how less you know about that industry and your attempt to make assumptions and mad up facts about the industry. Despite these rantings you do you didnt even know the history of those light skinned women int he link you actually post that those women not only, at leats some haven't acted in a while but some of them rarily played leaidng roles, and if these women are so called leading ladies they would have been the top ten richest Nollywood actresses but it is the reverse. I am not buying your argument at all your a lair.

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#103 Feb 20, 2013
Desmond Sandiford wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, if you wanna play that game, I can play it too...
mercy johnson
http://www.360nobs.com/wp-content/uploads/201...
angela bassett
http://mediaoutrage.com/wp-content/uploads/20...
Those pictures are not geneuine because mercy johnson has make up and angela basette doesn't

this is how mercy johnson looks like without make up or without the light brightening up her skin, the first picture she is pregnant
http://aceonpoint.files.wordpress.com/2012/10...
http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/thumbna...

angela basette is definately lighter:
http://img.poptower.com/pic-55714/angela-bass...
angela basette without makeup
http://sandrarose.com/wp-content/uploads/2011...

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#104 Feb 20, 2013
Top ten most beautiful nollywood actresses

Genevieve Nnaji(dark skinned)
Stephanie Okereke(dark skinned)
Omotola jalade Ekeinde(Brown skinned)
Stella demascus(Brown Skinned)
Dakore egbuson(Dark brown skinned)
Kate Henshaw(dark Skinned)
Ini Edo(dark skinned)
Lillian back(LIGHT SKINNED)
Rita Dominic(brown Skinned)
http://www.therichest.org/entertainment/sexie...

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#105 Feb 20, 2013
Ch-inyere wrote:
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Those pictures are not geneuine because mercy johnson has make up and angela basette doesn't
this is how mercy johnson looks like without make up or without the light brightening up her skin, the first picture she is pregnant
http://aceonpoint.files.wordpress.com/2012/10...
http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/thumbna...
angela basette is definately lighter:
http://img.poptower.com/pic-55714/angela-bass...
angela basette without makeup
http://sandrarose.com/wp-content/uploads/2011...
this is a stupid game...i can always pull up pictures that show angela bassett is darker and you can always find pictures that show the opposite. waste of time.

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#106 Feb 20, 2013
The top nollywood actresses in Nollywood that wasn't in that bleached list:

English movies(that play mostly leading roles)
Tonto Dike
Nadia Buari
Lillian Bach(retired)

Yoruba movies(that play mostly leading roles and are high paid):
Fathia Balogun
Bukky wright

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