One notable attribute of Africans is that they are naturally dark skinned. However, the dark skin comes in different shades. While some are very dark, some are a bit dark and some others are lighter in complexion.
In time past, Africans used to be proud of their dark skin, but unfortunately, that has since changed in recent times. Nowadays, most dark skinned people want to be fair in complexion.
It is assumed by many that the fair skin is more attractive, therefore making a lot of people to bleach their dark skin to become fair. Although this goes for both sexes but it is mostly common with females. However, it is noteworthy to mention that some Africans are naturally fair skinned.
In my opinion, the dark skin is very lovely especially when well maintained, so it baffles me when some dark skinned people feel they are not beautiful enough because of the colour of their skin and then decide to bleach it.
Ironically, bleaching the skin comes with its own side effect. Though it may seem the fair skin is more attractive and appealing, but nevertheless, that doesn't make the dark skin less attractive.
Without further ado, let's delve into the subject of this article. For the sake of this article, I will be focussing on Nollywood actresses. We have a lot of beautiful actresses in Nigeria, some are dark skinned and some are light skinned.
The dark skinned actresses have maintained their beautiful complexion, and same goes for the fair skinned actresses.
As we go through the list, I want the readers to compare the dark skinned and fair skinned actresses and say which complexion they consider more beautiful.
Dark skinned actresses
Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress, film producer and director who took Nollywood by storm at the advent of the movie industry.
Over the years, the beautiful and talented actress has been a role model for many people both inside and outside the movie industry. Nnaji, has always been dark skinned, and throughout the course of her soaring career she has maintained her beautiful glowing dark skin which in no small measure has contributed to her raving beauty.
Stephanie Okereke is a Nigerian actress and producer who is always a delight to watch on screen.
The talented actress who narrowly escaped death some years ago after she had a ghastly accident is indeed a beauty in all ramification. Her beautiful ever glowing dark skin will leave a lot of fair skinned people green with envy.
Kate Henshaw is a veteran Nigerian actress who has contributed immensely to Nollywood.
She joined the movie industry at a relatively young age and even though most of her colleagues that were in her era has left the industry, Henshaw has remained relevant till date.
One notable fact about her is that her lovely dark skin has remained intact which I would say has in no small measure contributed to her youthful looks.
Chioma Chukwuka is a Nigerian actress who is known for mostly playing the "good girl" roles.
The talented actress has been in the movie industry for quite a while and till date has remained relevant. Her lovely dark skin cannot be ignored has she has maintained it till date.
Ini Edo is a Nigerian actress and producer who has thrilled us on screen for many years.
The talented actress has metamorphosed into a raving beauty with lovely curves. One notable thing that the delectable actress has left intact is her beautiful dark glowing skin. She is indeed a beautiful woman.
Beverly Naya is a Nigerian actress who came into the movie industry not too long ago.
The British-born actress who won an award in 2011 for fast rising actress is indeed a beautiful lady with a lovely dark skin. Age is still on her side so we hope to see more of her amazing talent as an actress.
Chacha Eke is a Nigerian actress who is a very talented.
Eke who is one of the leading actresses at the moment is a beauty to behold. Her lovely dark skin has indeed contributed to her remarkable beauty.
Esther Audu is a Nigerian actress who is indeed a beauty to behold.
The beautiful actress who rose very fast in the movie industry, has a lovely dark skin that will make most fair women green with envy.
Fair skinned actresses
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a veteran Nigerian actress who unarguably is a force to reckon with in Nollywood.
The beautiful actress who started quite young in the industry and got married as a teenager has always had a fair skin. Despite being a mother of four lovely children, she is still looking very beautiful.
Tonto Dike is a Nigerian actress who is quite talented. The highly controversial actress who is very outspoken is indeed a beautiful lady. Her ever glowing fair skin has indeed contributed to her breathtaking beauty.
Monalisa Chinda is a Nigerian actress who delighted us on screen some years ago. Though she still acts but no longer as active as she used to be.
The beautiful talented actress has a lovely flawless fair skin that will most most women green with envy.
Adesuwa Etomi is a Nigerian actress who is presently taking the movie industry by storm.
The beautiful fair skinned actress is indeed a beauty in all ramification. Aside her beauty she is a very talented actress. Etomi shows a lot of potential and I personally believe her best is yet to come.
Angela Okorie is a Nigerian actress who has thrilled us for years on screen
The fair skinned actress who is highly controversial is undeniably a beautiful lady. Her lovely fair skin is a delight to behold.
Regina Daniels is a Nigerian actress who is presently one of the leading actresses at the moment.
The young fair skinned actress who recently had a baby for her billionaire husband is undeniably a beautiful lady.
Rachael Okonkwo is a Nigerian actress who is quite talented.
The actress who is always a delight to watch on screen has a very lovely fair skin which has arguably contributed to her remarkable beauty.
That is my list of the dark skinned and fair skinned Nollywood actresses. I personally think they are all lovely.
Going by my list, who do you think won the battle?
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