“I regret bleaching my skin” — Obuoba J.A Adofo


“No man is an island” which inadvertently explains the essence of belongingness which also has dire effects on people living in a society. This is the case of highlife Legend Obuoba J.A Adofo. One decision which he regrets was deciding to bleach his skin.

According to him what led him into the act through was societal pressure since he had direct contact with the lovers of his music.

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 made this revelation after a group known as ‘Lovers of Highlife Music’ made a donation to him.