In a recent interview, Ghanaian singer Adomaa revealed that she felt degraded about her complexion and almost bleached her skin.
She claims that numerous experiences were a significant factor in her decision to bleach her skin frequently in order to conform to the expected standards established by “the new world order,” which does not accommodate dark skin.
The singer admitted in the interview that, despite growing up in a secured environment, she started to feel insecure when she went to boarding school in Nigeria, where she was frequently teased about her dark skin.
Adomaa says that she used to hear things like: ‘Oh you are so dark, oh my God the sun in Ghana, does it burn people’. She was not proud of these statements, which made her feel extremely insecure; in some instances, she even attempted bleaching in order to fit in.
“I don’t think it is normal for any human being to live their lives where everybody is a part of every single thing that they are doing. The celebrity kingdom is not normal, I feel like everybody has vulnerable moments, has everyday lives and there are certain things you want to keep for yourself, there are certain things you allow yourself to be open to family, there is a version of yourself that you allow to be open to friends, there is layers to it but when you are in this spotlight you have no privacy and it is not normal”, she said.
Despite her incredible success in the music industry, Adomaa once suffered from depression but eventually overcame it. She is currently continuously putting forth attempts to return.
Adomaa, real name Onyuiyechukwu Adomaa Serwaa Adjeman, gained some attention on the music scene in 2015 with a mashup of Dancehall superstar Stonebwoy’s ‘Baafira‘.
Her talent sparked a lot of excitement at the time, and many people hailed her as the next big thing. However, the hype was unfounded, and she took a long break.
Adomaa is credited with great tunes like, ‘Healing Blossoms, Real Time Love, Breaking Me Down and some others.