Veteran Ghanaian Highlife singer, Obuoba J. A. Adofo has said during his heydays, he bleached skin to elevate his status so his name and persona will resonate with his fans.
But it backfired and now looking back, he regrets he actually altered his skin because of ignorance. He spoke to Graphic Showbiz in a recent interview saying;
“You know at that time, bleaching and having permed, curly hair meant a lot to people who thought they had arrived. As a musician at my peak, I wanted to feel that sense of belonging so I bleached my skin.”
“I thought that that way, people would know that I was a big man, but later I regretted my actions having learnt of the complications of bleaching and the consequences people suffered.
“I even found out that it was difficult for surgeries to be performed on bleached skin. Till date, I feel guilty for doing that and really wish I could change the hands of time,” he told Graphic Showbiz after a group known as Lovers of Highlife Music made a donation to him.
“In my era, before your song was played on the radio or anywhere, it wasn’t supposed to be profane, but it appears now everything and just anything is played on air. Also, I think the media is doing well in the promotion of Highlife but can do better, and I want to challenge them to do more,” he stated.