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Mide Martins Bullied Me Into Bleaching My Skin – Actress Habibat Jinad Alleges


March 27, (THEWILL) – Nollywood actress, Habibat Jinad, famous in the Yoruba film industry, has revealed why she decided to bleach her skin.

Jinad alleged that she was verbally abused by Mide Martins, a senior colleague, on the set of a movie.

She claimed that Mide insulted her and called her a monkey with a black face.


Jinad said people always complained about her dark complexion and advised her to lighten her skin colour.

She added that she decided to change her skin colour after Mide insulted her, just to make people happy.

“We were at Afeez Owo’s rehearsal ground and a colleague of mine did something wrong, which I was not a part of.

“They told us to kneel down. Mide Martins, my boss and some other people were there. Mide Martins insulted me and called me someone with a black face.

“She said so many things to abuse me and I felt very bad. I later found out that she called me a monkey with a black face. I’m sure that till now she might not know that what she said to me the other day somehow affected me.

“Even before then, whenever I was on set, people would say that I’m too dark-skinned and that I need to lighten up. So, after Mide insulted me, I thought about what I could do to make these people happy. So I decided to change,” she said.

Jinad had previously said she would no longer continue to bleach her skin.

“Nobody can bully me again into using bleaching cream. I’m not bleaching my skin anymore,” she said.

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