Controversial actress, Ella Mensah has revealed that she bleached in order to get roles in Nigerian movies, MyNewsGh.com reports.
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She made this known in an interview she had with Deloris Frimpong Manso on the “Delay Show”.
She mentioned that prior to her going to Nigeria, she was dark-skinned but decided to bleach because that was the only way she could get roles in Nigerian movies.
She said “I’ve bleached. I don’ht use creams, I use injection”.
Asked if the injections were expensive, She mentioned that it’s dependent on the level of fairness the individual wants.
This is not the first time the she has made such claims. The Nigerian-based Ghanaian actress, last year attributed her decision to tone her skin to her desire to gain success in the movie industry especially in Nollywood
According to her, 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 am pretty, but that the tone of my skin was dark and that if they put light on it, it doesn’t look attractive’’ she explained in an interview with Sammy Flexx on Zylofon Fm in Accra monitored by MyNewsGh.com
She noted that being fair is her decision and that is to enable her to gain acceptability in the movie industry and to allow her to fit in adding ‘’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’’ she opined.
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Ella Mensah is one of Ghana’s actresses who have featured in several movies in Nigeria.
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