Melanin Suits You Girl!!!


          Truth is, any dark-skinned person that decides to tone is probably dealing with serious insecurity!
How do i know? I have been there, done that!
I’m sure everyone around me at the time was sick of my never ending “am i getting darker? , (on spotting a light-skinned female) between me and her who’s lighter?, etc”.

          Part of the insecurity was residue from the silly discrimination I got during my modelling days. I was at a shoot once, and the makeup artist plainly told me to take a back sit saying, “wait, you’re not fair…the director said i should makeup only the fair girls”.Yet another group based modelling contract I was supposed to sign up for told me that I needed to go shades lighter. *kmt.
That is not leaving out how Nigerian men swoon over light-skinned girls.


I could blame society forever for shaping me into a complexion-obsessed young woman, but how about the part where I forgot that my “Daddy at the top” hand-crafted me specially in his own image and likeness. I am a walking piece of art yo! and so are you!!!

I now love my yummy even-toned mocha skin that using my locally made, natural & highly affordable black soap has nurtured with love. We don’t need to change even a hue, to please anyone because we are fearful and wonderfully made( Psalm 139:14 &15). It’s like an insult to God you know!


What do you want to tell me about toning that will change my mind?

Is it the constant struggle with un-even skin tone?
Or the insanely prized products?
Or the shocking look you get when you stumble on someone from before…Maybe the harmful effect on my skin?!

Till date, I still suffer it’s harsh effect on my former baby palms. So, what do you want to tell me about toning?!


we are the light of the world - Matt 5: 14-16. lol

we are the light of the world – Matt 5: 14-16. lol


Have you ever felt compelled to alter you beautiful skin color? Did you comply or did you rise above it? Share your thoughts below and please use the love, share or comment button. Thank you

-Ej Ono

9 Responses
  • Lorraine
    August 31, 2016

    Oh yes and I resolved to remain black cos He made me black and beautiful for his glory..

  • Lara Badmus
    August 31, 2016

    I am still dealing with the same experience,I learnt a lot from what you wrote here,it was recently 3 months ago,I decided to let my skin breath,I am tired of changing creams.. but to God be the Glory I am beginning to love my skin.
    I received so many bad comments in high school,even in my institution days.. people have to learn to respect dark skin colors for who we are,not making someone feel bad about it.
    Thanks for sharing your thought concerning this..

    • promodesty
      August 31, 2016

      Every skin color is beautiful if you only know how to care for it. That’s what most people fail to realize.
      The confidence that comes with loving the skin you’re in cannot be gotten from toning nor makeup.

      Thank you for reading and leaving a comment Lara. God bless

      • Otty
        October 29, 2016

        Thank you so much. How best can we look after our dark skin without trying to change colour and putting make up. Please help us with the dos and donts of our black skin…and also helpful tips

  • Amaka
    December 19, 2016

    The black skin that we by privilege got from Above is totally exceptional , no jokes .

    I totally agree with this post ..I have had lots of people talk down about being black skin , I attempted toning even 😔,but thank Goodness I embraced my uniqueness,right now people keep saying something good about my black skin & I am super proud & thankful to my maker . Just love yourself ,be it black or white .

    Peace …

  • thedarkgirl
    April 2, 2017

    still suffering from the insecurity… after reading your post now, I am So going to embrace my dark skin😂😁😃. thanks for the enlightenment

  • damilola
    April 12, 2017

    oh my God!!!! you’re really a God sent. I have so many insecurities. I think I personally don’t appreciate me. cause many people want to be like me. I found out all I seek is people approval,recognition and acceptance but gradually God his helping me through and with this,I have nothing to worry. now will go back to my black soap. please I really want to be closer than this cause you have gone through what am going through now,the delay,insecurities and so many. God bless you so much.

  • Nwachukwu Uzochi
    April 30, 2017

    I decided not to tone my skin then in defiance to general opinion about dark skin..I like the fact that dark skin easily hides spots and is relatively easy to soap does it for me too

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