Muvhango Actress Maumela Mahulwa known for her character Vho-Susan has released a new single she exclusively dedicated to people who have been discriminated for being dark skinned. The single is titled African Thing and is reffered to as a defiant and inspirational message for anyone who has ever been made to feel ashamed about their dark skin tone.
“For the longest time, being dark was always shunned upon. Everyone who is dark and grew up in townships or villages has a very disturbing story to tell. If it were not matured adults passing nasty remarks, then it would be mean school kids calling one sort of ugly names just because they are dark,
“Being dark was seen as if it was a curse or some sort of a punishment to the parent judging from how dark-skinned people were treated in our communities. This sometimes caused others to seek something they can use to lighten the skin tone to a much accepted lighter tone. The chemicals used sometimes had major damaging after effects which often remain visible for a long time.” – Read the statement of Maumela.
The actress went on to express that she wouldn’t even look good if she was light skinned. “You can’t really control what people say, but you can choose to embrace and celebrate who you are and Maumela Mahuwa chose to celebrate they only way she knows how – through music,” added the statement.
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