by Tutu Akinlabi
Musician, Dencia has been playing a game of hide and seek ever since her controversial skin care line, ‘whitenicious’ was released.
The Nigerian- Cameroonian beauty has copiously denied that her invention was a bleaching cream meant to turn black women white, until now that is.
Dencia has finally admitted that ‘whitenicious’ will bleach your skin if that’s what you want it for. The star opened up in a recent interview with Ebony.
EBONY: So you know there’s been a lot of buzz about you on the internet here lately. Everybody’s talking about your new skin care line, Whitenicious.
Dencia: And I’m happy that they’re talking because my sales are skyrocketing.
EBONY: Is dark skin an obstacle?
Dencia: No. Dark skin is beautiful. Actually, I will send you pictures of when I was 16. I’m not that lighter from when I was younger, I’m not. The picture they’re passing around where I’m wearing the animal print underwear, that picture was three years ago and that was a tan.
EBONY: So…you haven’t bleached your skin, is what you’re saying? You were tan in the before pictures?
Dencia: Have I…Has my skin lightened from when…like from the past five years? Yes it has. It has. Has it drastically lightened? No it hasn’t. Is it what people are saying? No it’s not.
EBONY: I hear you, I do. And you’re right, many women of African descent, many women of color, we do suffer from hyperpigmentation. So there are lots of products on the market that work to fade out those spots, if you will. But there are also products… and you know this, especially in West Africa. We see the billboards, we see them in the markets, we see the women with all of the damage on their skin – there are products out there that are used to bleach the skin. Your product is called Whitenicious, of course people will buy it because they want to bleach.
Dencia: Ok. Will Whitenicious bleach your skin if you use it on all your skin? Yes, it will.