By Vivian Chima
Budding singer-cum-controversial skin care vendor Reprudencia ’Dencia’ Sonkey has admitted that her ‘Whitenicious’ cream which she claims only get’s rid of dark spot and hyperpigmentation is also a bleaching cream.
Ms. Sonkey in a recent interview with African-American monthly Magazine EBONY disclosed that the complexion on her cream promo photo cover was as a result of ill health and being indoors for too long.
‘It’s not about being pale because I’m bleaching my skin. It’s just because I stay indoors a lot and I take a lot of vitamins’, She told the publication.
EBONY further asked if she has bleached compared to an older picture that showed a browner version of her, she replied; ‘Have I… Has my skin lightened from when… like from the past five years? Yes it has. It has. Has it drastically lightened? No, it hasn’t. Is it what people are saying? No it’s not.”
At the end of the of the interview, Dencia finally admitted that her product bleaches but claims the purpose of the cream is to clear dark spots not for bleaching.
“Ok. Will Whitenicious bleach your skin if you use it on all your skin? Yes it will,” She agreed.
Dencia Sonkey is a Cameroonian/Nigerian Afro pop singer known for her 2012 debut single ‘Beri Beri’ and has since been in the news for her recently launched controversial skin care line ‘Whitenicious.’